One year on and family still has no answers
TODAY commemorates one year since 48-year-old Bundaberg man Paul Stevenson went missing on the Mt Perry-Gin Gin Rd in Mt Perry.
The man's family have planned a special day today, Green Day.
The event will raise hope and awareness for their dad and the other missing persons nationally.
Nikki Stevenson, the daughter of the missing man, said she had been left heartbroken and was still grappling for information.
But in an effort to keep the search going and raise awareness for missing people, Miss Stevenson decided to hold Green Day today.
"Green stands for hope, and hope is all we live off at the moment," Miss Stevenson said.
The community has been asked to wear green today and support the search for missing persons.
"This is not only to represent Dad and his case, but to try and raise awareness for all the other families out there that are in a similar situation and suffering," she said.
"People don't realise how many families out there are like us."
A Facebook page, 1 Year on - Missing Paul Stevenson, Please wear Green, was created for today's event.
The Facebook event page has gathered almost 700 attendees and provided a place for people to join the search and connect with the saddened Bundaberg family.
Miss Stevenson said since the week that followed her father's disappearance, nothing more than a bike helmet had been found.
"We are desperate for answers," Miss Stevenson said.
Mr Stevenson left his home on Sydney St, Kepnock, around 4am on March 11, 2012.
Search crews located the man's motorcycle on Mt Perry-Gin Gin Rd at Mt Perry on March 13.
However extensive searches of the area failed to find any trace of Mr Stevenson.
"You're left with nothing - mum had a home loan and a car and it's all the little things people don't think about."
Miss Stevenson had a baby last year and said she wished she could tell her dad he was now a grandad.
The heartbroken woman said her baby girl, Mia, was now almost eight months old.
While the family remained hopeful of finding their father, Miss Stevenson said they had to be realistic.
"It's coming to the time where we're looking for a body," she said.