A Gold Coast man, who works as a spiritual counsellor, is feared to have been killed almost two weeks after he went missing.
It’s feared a missing Gold Coast spiritual counsellor has been killed and his body dumped.
Hugo Bonham, who described himself as a “divine transformational facilitator”, has not been seen since February 2, police say.
The father of three has a website and Twitter account, and runs conferences and spiritual transformation counselling, Queensland police’s south-eastern regional crime co-ordinator Detective Superintendent Dave Hutchinson said.
“We are of the view that he’s probably been killed and possibly his body disposed of by some means,” he told reporters on Friday, adding detectives are not limiting their inquiries to his spiritual activities.
“The overall circumstances of his disappearance combined with our ongoing examination of the house leads us to have grave concerns for his safety.
“It’s totally out of character for him to be like that.”
Police have established a crime scene at Mr Bonham’s Tallai home on the Gold Coast and are asking people who know about his personal or business life for help, especially if they saw anything suspicious in Settlement Court on February 3 or 4.
“Anybody who’s seen anything suspicious in recent times which may suggest … a body being dumped,” Det Supt Hutchinson said.
“Whether it’s a car acting suspiciously in a remote area, walking through bushland and seeing some upturned dirt.”
Mr Bonham was not in a relationship when he was last seen on the night of February 2 as he visited his son at Southport, on the Gold Coast.
He spoke by phone to a bank on the following day as he went about buying another property on the Gold Coast.
But he failed to turn up to an appointment with a real estate agent on that day, which prompted them to contact his Gold Coast-based sister who then reported him missing on February 5.
His bank accounts have remained untouched.