Police are ramping up the search for a Brisbane man they fear has been murdered, with investigators returning to a bushland reserve where his car was spotted.
It’s been a week since 22-year-old Samuel Thompson was last seen leaving his Albion home last Tuesday.
Homicide detectives fear he’s met with foul play after his bright orange Ford Mustang was found abandoned at Wooyung in northern NSW on Thursday.
Mr Thompson’s car was spotted in the car park of the Deep Water Bend Reserve at Bald Hills in Brisbane on the same day he vanished.
Police will take a similar vehicle to the reserve on Tuesday, hoping it might jog the memories of any witnesses.
Detective Inspector Tim Trezise on Monday told reporters: ‘Obviously, if he has been the victim of foul play, then there’s some unsavoury type people involved’.
About 40 detectives are now working on the case.
Mr Thompson’s parents reported him missing last week, and his social media accounts have not been used since he vanished.
The Brisbane man was the victim of an unsolved robbery in Brisbane last September, in which his car was stolen.
Police are investigating whether his disappearance might be linked to that crime.