Rockhampton woman Chantal Barnett
Rockhampton woman Chantal Barnett Contributed

Social media rumours hurt search for missing pair

POLICE are calling for people to ensure they have the correct information regarding two people who went missing on February 28, especially when posting it on social media websites.

The Officer-in-Charge of the Rockhampton CIB, Detective Senior-Sergeant Scott Moon, said he was pleased with the input from the public.

"And while we are doing our best to find these people, we do not know where they are," Det Sen-Sgt Moon said.

Rockhampton man Robert Martinez.
Rockhampton man Robert Martinez. Contributed

"We need the public's help in trying to find a speedy resolve of this matter but people with any information need to call us first, before they post any information on the social media sites, so we can check its veracity.

"And we know many people are trying to do the right thing by the family of the missing pair but wrong information is getting back to the family and causing a great deal of distress," Det Sen-Sgt Moon said.

"So to avoid further distress to the family, it is vital people call us first with any details they have and we can check it out."

Ms Barnett is described as Caucasian, 155cm tall and of average build with shoulder-length auburn hair.

Mr Martinez is described as having an olive complexion, 177cm tall, with a slim build, dark brown hair and a partial beard.

Anyone who has any information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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