UPDATE: Police find body in search for missing 87-year-old Hillarys man

Missing man Alexander Henderson (87) was last seen on Thursday afternoon.
Missing man Alexander Henderson (87) was last seen on Thursday afternoon.

UPDATE – August 23, 12.50pm: The family of Alexander Henderson has released a statement.

“We would like to publicly thank everyone involved in searching for the late Dr Alexander Henderson over the last six days,” it said.

“The WA Police Force team, led by Inspector Rohan Ingles and Sergeant Chris Newman, has been unfailingly diligent, professional and caring and we are deeply indebted to them.

“We would also like to thank the SES for their very prompt and tireless efforts, Search Dogs Australia who also provided great assistance, and the WA media who have been respectful and helpful.

“Many friends and members of the public responded to the requests for information about Alex and helped in the search and we are very grateful for that.”

 

UPDATE – August 22, 3.30pm: The body of a man believed to be missing 87-year-old man Alexander Henderson was found by searchers in bushland south of Mullaloo Drive this afternoon.

The investigation into the circumstances of Mr Henderson’s death is ongoing and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Picture: Martin Kennealey

 

UPDATE – August 22, 12.20pm: After two days of searching Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park for missing 87-year-old Alexander Henderson, police reconvened at Hillarys police station last night to go through information received from the public.

Today police have focused their search on the Kallaroo area, with Mr Henderson believed to have been seen walking along Bridgewater Drive about 2pm the day before he went missing.

Police have appealed to members of the public to review any dashcam or CCTV footage they have from the Kallaroo area between noon and 7pm on Wednesday, August 15 for sightings of the grandfather.

People who live or work in the Kallaroo area are also encouraged to check their backyards, sheds, garages or other areas that Mr Henderson may attempt to seek shelter in.

Police reconvened at Hillarys police station to go through information received from the public. Picture: Martin Kennealey

 

UPDATE – August 20, 12.30pm: Police and SES have continued their search for missing 87-year-old Alexander Henderson who was last seen leaving his Hillarys home on Thursday afternoon.

This morning their search has focused on the Craigie and Padbury areas following yesterday’s search around Craigie Open Space.

Yesterday afternoon police appealed to members of the public to review any dashcam or CCTV footage they have from the Craigie area for sightings of Mr Henderson.

They also asked people to search their yards because he may have attempted to seek shelter.

CCTV image of Alexander Henderson at Whitford City Shopping Centre on Wednesday, August 15. It is believed he may be wearing the same clothes.

 

UPDATE – August 18, 9am: Police are again searching the Whitfords/Hillarys and Pinnaroo areas for missing 87-year-old man Alexander Henderson.

Mr Henderson was last seen leaving his Hillarys home on Thursday afternoon.

Last night, police and SES personnel were working from Whitford City shopping centre, focusing on parks in the Hillarys, Padbury, Kallaroo and Craigie areas, with mounted officers joining from 6.30pm.

This morning, a police command post will be set up at the Pinnaroo Point carpark in Hillarys, with mounted officers and SES volunteers continuing their search of the coastal areas and surrounding suburbs.

 

POLICE are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of missing 87-year-old Alexander Henderson.

Mr Henderson was last seen leaving his Hillarys home at 4.30pm yesterday, August 16.

He is described as being fair skinned with a slim build, 165cm tall and having white hair.

It is not known what he was last seen wearing but he is often seen in a blue polo shirt, light brown dress shorts and a brown jumper.

He should also be wearing a necklace with next-of-kin information.

Mr Henderson is known to frequent the Whitfords and Hillarys area.

Police have concerns for his welfare. Call 131 444.