Police find body believed to be of missing man Dallas Pyke

Police say they have found the body of Dallas Pyke near Mount Isa on Friday.
Police say they have found the body of Dallas Pyke near Mount Isa on Friday.

A month long search for a missing Mount Isa man has come to a sad end.

Police searching for a 37-year-old Dallas Pyke reported missing from Cairns since December 30, 2017 have located a body in bushland just east of Mount Isa.

Police said the body is believed to be that of the missing man.

The find came two days after a breakthrough in the case when the man’s vehicle was located at an isolated location on a cattle property 14km north-east of Mount Isa on Wednesday, February 7.

That discovery prompted a coordinated land and air search which began on Thursday with a body being located 400 metres from the vehicle at around 3pm Friday

Preliminary investigations indicate there are no suspicious circumstances.

Forensic officers will undertake formal identification of the body and police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

Mr Pyke went missing returning home from Cairns, sparking a huge search all over the region.

Police search a property near the Barkly Hwy east of Mount Isa for the missing man.

Police search a property near the Barkly Hwy east of Mount Isa for the missing man.

Air searches were conducted in various areas including the highway between Mount Isa and Cloncurry.

The last contact from him was when he spoke to a truck driver via radio on December 31.

He was believed to have made it as far as Cloncurry at the time of that contact.

Friends of Mr Pyke had launched a GoFundMe page to pay for further air searches of the region with any leftover funds going to his family.