/ 15 July 2021

Police appeal to find Falconio’s remains

Northern Territory Police have renewed their appeal to find the body of British tourist Peter Falconio on the 20th anniversary of his murder. In 2001, the 28yo and his girlfriend Joanne Lees were road-tripping around Oz when he was shot dead by 63yo Bradley Murdoch on the Stuart Highway near Barrow Creek, 300km north of Alice Springs. Lees escaped, and in 2005, Murdoch was handed a life sentence for murder and attempted kidnapping. Murdoch has not made admissions and has refused to tell police the location of Falconio’s body, but it’s believed he was dumped somewhere on the 1,700km stretch between Alice Springs and Broome. Investigators say he is unlikely to be found without new information from the public.

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