• Hannah Phillips

SA Police Appeal for Information on EP Hitchhiker

Police are appealing for anyone who saw a hitchhiker on the Eyre Highway on 26 April to come forward.

Investigations are continuing in the search for missing 19-year-old Adelaide man Scott Redman.

Police have received information a man was seen hitchhiking on the Eyre Highway approximately 45 kilometres north-east of Kimba towards Iron Knob on Thursday 26 April.

The man was spotted between 9am and 10am walking along the northern side of the Eyre Highway, heading in the direction of Iron Knob.

He was seen carrying a backpack, wearing a cap and dark clothing.

Police would like to speak with anyone who may have seen this person, given them a lift, or been hitchhiking in the area at the time.

Additionally, police encourage anyone travelling along the Eyre Highway around this location, during this time period to review any dashcam footage they may have which may provide valuable information.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au.

Scott Redman is believed to have been an occupant of a vehicle involved in a brief police pursuit on Saturday 21 April.

After police terminated the pursuit it is believed the vehicle turned off the Eyre Highway onto a dirt road.

Two days later, 23 April, the other occupant of the car was arrested in Whyalla after he hitchhiked from Middleback Range.

The black SUV was found abandoned on Wednesday 25 April at Secret Rocks, about 40 kilometres east of Kimba.

On Saturday 5 May, Whyalla Police, with the assistance of STAR Group officers, the police helicopter (PolAir) and SES volunteers conducted an extensive search of isolated bushland around Middleback Range.

The search concluded at sunset, with no sign of Scott Redman.

Police are still hopeful that Scott Redman will be found alive and will continue to explore all lines of inquiry.

Scott Redman (pictured) is about 178cm tall, with a slim build, blonde hair, blue eyes and tattoos on his arms.

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