Police fear Swan Hill man Dean Jenkins may have met with foul play as Missing Persons Squad detectives renew calls for public assistance into his disappearance.
Mr Jenkins, 33, has not been seen since 11.20pm on August 23 last year when he was seen at a Campbell Street service station with a male friend.
Acting Sergeant Melissa Seach said they were believed to be driving a maroon 1994 Holden Commodore sedan with a black bonnet, 16-inch mag wheels and Queensland registration plates (783 LWS) which they filled up with fuel.
"Police and Mr Jenkins's family hold concerns for his welfare as it is out of character for him not to be in touch and also due to the length of time that he has now been missing," Act Sgt Seach said.
"Dean has associates in the Geelong, Melbourne and Bendigo areas and was reported missing to police on September 15."
Investigators have established that the Commodore sedan was observed bogged down the next morning in Dead Horse Lane, Swan Hill.
If you have any information, please contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.
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