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Perth dad spotted in Margaret River amid welfare concerns

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Police say missing father-of-three Jordan Marshall was seen in the Margaret River townsite on Thursday afternoon as they continue a desperate search for him.

Mr Marshall has been missing since Wednesday with police holding serious concerns for the Fremantle real estate agent’s welfare.

A new photograph and CCTV images of Mr Marshall have also been released by police and appear to show him in a dishevelled state with a Mohawk hairstyle.

Meanwhile, police and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions continue to decline to comment on questions around how the out-of-control Calgardup fire, near Margaret River, started on Wednesday morning and whether the missing man had a role in the blaze.

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A police spokesperson confirmed Mr Marshall was yet to be found after previously being seen near Mammoth Cave south of Margaret River on Wednesday morning around the time the fire was reported.

“We cannot confirm the allegations,” a spokesperson said.

“We still have welfare concerns for him and are seeking assistance to locate him.”

Camera IconJordan Marshall. Credit: WA Police/WA Police
Police continue to have urgent welfare concerns for 40-year-old Jordan MARSHALL.
Mr Marshall was last seen in the Margaret River townsite yesterday afternoon, Thursday 9
December 2021.
He is described as approximately 170cm tall, solid build, with brown eyes and a mohawk style
haircut.
He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and black shorts.
If sighted, members of the public are asked to contact police immediately on 131 444.
Camera IconPolice continue to have urgent welfare concerns for 40-year-old Jordan Marshall. Credit: WA Police/WA Police

Multiple sources told The West Australian Mr Marshall was captured on CCTV at the Mammoth Cave tourism attraction and was confronted by DBCA rangers.

DBCA referred questions about the incident to police.

Specialist arson squad Strike Force Vulcan is understood to be on the scene and being led by Busselton Detectives.

The fire ignition point is within the heart of the inferno which has destroyed about 6050ha of dense forest, including the iconic karri trees at Boranup Forest.

Volunteers said the missing man’s vehicle was burnt out in the bush.

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