People go missing for all manner of unexplained reasons in the NT.
For one, the Territory is huge – double the size of France, four times bigger than Germany – and mostly empty.
While there are many Wolf Creek-style conspiracy theorists, where psychos supposedly patrol the remote highways looking for victims, the reality is that many times people get lost and perish in the harsh outback.
NT Police have today offered a $250,000 reward to help solve one of those enduring NT mysteries.
Where is Richard Roe?
More than two years since he went missing, police continue to investigate the disappearance, and suspected death of Richard Roe.
Police say suspected death because they believe he met with foul play as he was involved in illegal drugs.
Officer in charge of the NT Police Major Crime Squad, Detective Senior Sergeant Matt Allen, said Richard was 40-years-old at the time of his disappearance and was last seen on November 2, 2016.
“Richard’s vehicle, a 2004 Holden Commodore station wagon, was later found abandoned just south of Chinner Road on the Stuart Highway near Lake Bennett.
“No one has seen or heard from him, nor has he accessed his bank accounts,” Detective Senior Sergeant Allen said.
“To date, police have little information on what happened to Richard but hold serious concerns that he has met with foul play.
“A reward of $250,000 is now being offered for information that leads to locating the body of Richard Roe, along with the identification and conviction of any person or persons responsible for his murder.”
The allocation of the $250,000 reward will be at the sole discretion of the Commissioner of Police.
“Investigations have linked Richard to unlawful activities and criminal associates and we worry that these interactions may have played a part in his disappearance,” Detective Senior Sergeant Allen said.
“We believe there are individuals out there who have information that could assist this investigation and we are asking them to come forward and speak to police. You may also be eligible for immunity from prosecution."
“Someone out there knows something and we urge you to contact police. Richard Roe’s family is desperate to know what happened to him and need closure.”
Richard is described as being of Indigenous appearance, 175cm tall, with olive complexion and brown eyes. Richard usually shaved his head and has a tattoo of an eagle or dragon on his left upper arm.
If you have any information that may assist with this investigation please contact police on 131 444 or via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Please let the call taker know if you would prefer to speak directly with a detective involved with the case.
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