SA Police Search Body of Geoffrey McLean in Andrews Farm Wetlands

SA police are searching wetlands in Adelaide’s northern suburbs looking for the body of a man who went missing last month.

Divers, mounted police and detectives have been searching for the body of 55-year-old Geoffrey McLean in Stebonheath Park in Andrews Farm.

Mr McLean was last seen on Aug. 18, but a witness has told police that he left his home at 4 a.m. on Aug. 19 to meet more than one person.

He was reported missing by his partner on August 29.

He lived in Leicester Grove, a street in Andrews Farm that ends at the wetlands of Stebonheath Park.

Police divers search the wetlands at Stebonheath Park in Andrews Farm today.(ABC news: Sara Tomevska)

Major Crime Detective Inspector Brett Featherby said police were looking for his body so they could rule out the possibility that he was murdered.

“We cannot currently rule out that his disappearance is a crime,” Detective Inspector Featherby said.

“To date we have not been able to find any evidence that Geoffrey is still alive and the last time we know that he used his bank accounts was on August 18 of this year.”

Inspector Featherby said Mr McLean was “known for his drug use”.

“But we don’t know if that’s why he’s missing and we can’t rule out that possibility, but we’re here today to rule out that he didn’t die in this area,” he said.

“Statistically, it is very common for missing persons to be near their homes, but we cannot rule out the possibility that his drug use is a reason for his disappearance.”

Police described Mr McLean as 183cm tall, with solid build and light brown hair, a full beard and blue eyes.

They have asked anyone with knowledge of personal conflicts he had to contact police, along with people who may have dashcam footage of the area from when he was last seen.

The body of another man was found Saturday in the nearby Curtis Wetlands in Munno Para, but police said his death was not suspicious.

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