UPDATE: AMBER ALERT - Police seeking to urgently locate David and River Hughes LOCATED

Thank you Canberra

UPDATE 9.20am Wednesday, 7 February 2024

THANK YOU CANBEERA: The two missing boys we posted about on Monday have been located safe and well. Thanks for all your assistance.


ACT Policing is seeking urgent assistance from the public to locate 4-year-old David Hughes, 2-year-old River Hughes, and their father, 36-year-old man Garry Hughes.  

Police believe Garry and the children left a residence in Oxley about 10.30am today (Monday, 5 February 2024).  

Four-year-old David is described as Caucasian, with curly brown hair, wearing a green t-shirt and blue shoes, while two-year-old River is described as Caucasian with straight brown hair, wearing a grey t-shirt and orange shorts.  

Garry is described as Caucasian in appearance, about 188cm (6’1”) tall, with a slim build, fair complexion, shoulder length dark blonde hair with a beard, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey/navy blue t-shirt, dark pants, dark-coloured runners, and a yellow cap.   

They are believed to be travelling in a white Toyota station wagon, a white Hyundai i30, or possibly on public transport. The children may also be seen in a black and grey pram/stroller with a red seat. 

Police and the boy’s family hold serious concerns for their welfare, and are requesting the public’s urgent assistance to locate them.  

Anyone who has seen David, River, or Garry, or who has information regarding their whereabouts is urged to contact ACT Policing on 131 444 quoting reference 7665852. Information can be provided anonymously.  



POLICE MEDIA — (02) 5126 9070,  act-police-media@afp.gov.au  

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