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Colin James BURGESS

Missing Person Colin Burgess
  • Missing since: Tuesday, June 8, 2004
  • Last seen: Townsville QLD
  • Jurisdiction: Australian Missing Overseas
  • Year of birth: 1948
  • Age now: 68
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 185cm
  • Build: Solid
  • Hair: Dark, Brown
  • Complexion: Olive
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Distinguishing features: Tattoo on Right Arm that says “Insulin dependant diabetic”.


On 8 June 2004 Colin Burgess departed Townsville, Queensland on his yacht the “Vangie”.
Colin planned to sail towards Papua New Guinea (PNG) and visit surrounding areas such as Flinders Reef, Harald Cay, Willis Islet, Louisiades Archipelago, Woodlark Island, Missimer and possibly Bougainville on a three month trip, with enough supplies to extend this to six months.
In December 2004 there was a possible sighting of Colin on Rossell Island, PNG. He has not returned to Australia since his departure.
If you have information that may assist police to locate Colin please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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