WA Police begin search for Corey O’Connell near Nannup

A search has resumed in southwest Washington for a man who mysteriously disappeared from the side of the road nearly two years ago.

Corey John O’Connell was last seen on June 24, 2021 walking down Brockman Hwy south of Nannup after exiting his car on foot after running out of fuel.

A witness offered O’Connell help, but the 26-year-old declined.

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Specialized police units, including missing persons and forensic scientists, have joined a team of about 50 people searching bushland along the highway near where he was last seen.

Crews comb the bush for Corey O’Connell, last seen off a southwest WA highway. Credit: WA Police

This week’s search will take place on Thursday and Friday and was prompted after more witnesses reported information about other sightings of the missing person.

“These areas were not searched when we originally searched for him,” Detective Sergeant Gareth Reid said Thursday.

“Today is about making sure those areas have been covered and trying to find any information or items that might help with the investigation.”

Det-Sgt Reid said clothing and other items one would not expect to find in the bush could prove helpful.

O’Connell is described as 188 cm tall with a slim build, brown hair and green eyes.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers.

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https://7news.com.au/news/wa/wa-police-begin-fresh-search-for-corey-oconnell-near-nannup-c-10061587 WA Police begin search for Corey O’Connell near Nannup

James Brien

James Brien is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. James Brien joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: jamesbrien@24ssports.com.

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