Search for missing Toodyay man suspended

Police Headquarters advised this afternoon (Friday, March 22) that the search for missing Toodyay man, and local fly-in-fly-out worker, James Winston Harrison (37) (pictured left) has been suspended, pending any further information coming forward.

Inquiries are still continuing however.

This decision follows a press conference outside the Toodyay Police Station on Thursday March 21 at which James’ father pleaded for his son to come home.

James’ father believes that he wanted some time alone but remains baffled by his son’s sudden unannounced disappearance on Sunday March 17.

Mr Harrison said the family became concerned when James missed ringing his four-year-old son whom he contacts every night.

Sgt Dave Flaherty speaks to James’ father after the media conference

Officer in Charge at Toodyay Police Station Sgt Dave Flaherty said the SES, WA Police mounted and ground units as well as vehicle and air wing units had been used in the search

Sgt Flaherty asked all residents of Toodyay to look out for anything unusual in their backyard or in the area – no matter how insignificant it may seem – it might just give them a lead which they can follow up.

Local residents had joined the search for James who is described as being approximately 187cm tall, fair skinned, slim build with short brown hair.

He was last seen wearing a singlet, red and black shorts and white sneakers.

To report any relevant information or sightings of James contact the police on 131 444.

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