The disappearance of a man in a tiny mining town is being treated as suspicious, with homicide detectives called in to investigate.
Raymond Smith, 68, was last seen about 5pm on December 7 in Greenbushes, 245km south of Perth.
West Australian Police say he has not been in contact with family or friends since, which is out of character.
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“Police have serious concerns for his welfare,” a spokeswoman said in a statement on Tuesday.
Smith is 172cm tall, with a slim build, shoulder-length hair, and a full beard and moustache.
Raymond Smith, 68, has not been in touch with family or friends since he vanished on December 7. (HANDOUT/WESTERN AUSTRALIA POLICE) Credit: AAP
Members of the public with information about his whereabouts should contact police.
Greenbushes’ mining operations produce tantalite, lithium, tin and kaolin.
The town has a population of about 360 people.