Police are interesting to search out the physique of a British backpacker who was murdered 20 years in the past within the Australian outback
Police have requested information to find the body of a British backpacker who was murdered in Australia on the 20th anniversary of his disappearance.
Radley Murdoch was convicted in 2005 for murdering Peter Falconio, 28, and assaulting his girlfriend Joanne Lees at gunpoint on July 14, 2001 on a remote highway near Barrow Creek, about 200 miles north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory would have.
Murdoch is said to have hidden Mr. Falconio’s body, which was never found despite extensive searches.
Northern Territory police said in a statement that the missing person’s case was still open.
Detective Senior Sergeant Karl Day said, “The police are asking anyone out there to come forward and contact the police with any information that could help Peter’s family get some kind of lockdown.
“We think of Peter’s family and friends on this anniversary, and we continue to hope that such a milestone can shake up some information and move the investigation forward.”
Ms. Lees returned to the outback for the first time in 15 years in February 2017, hoping to find the body.
The then 43-year-old from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, said she wanted to “take it home” when she returned to the location for an Australian television show special.
She fought back tears as she added, “Because I love Pete so much and I want to bring him home and I need to bring him home.”