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Appeal to locate man missing for 56 years

Friday, 29 July 2022 10:19:18 AM

***PLEASE NOTE an image of Ronald has been uploaded to NSW Police social media pages***

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man who has been missing from Victoria for the last 56 years, and is believed to have travelled to NSW.

Ronald Peter Owen was last seen at his family home on Norman Street in Wendouree West, Victoria, some time in 1966.

Ronald’s family believe he may have travelled to NSW shortly after; however, he was not reported missing to police at the time of his disappearance.

On Friday 15 July 2022, a family member attended a pop-up familial DNA collection program – an initiative of the NSW Police Missing Persons Registry – in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, to provide a sample of his DNA and report Ronald’s disappearance, in the hope it would assist in locating Ronald.

Officers attached to State Crime Command’s Missing Persons Registry have commenced an investigation into his whereabouts.

At the time of his disappearance, Ronald was 18-years-old and is described as being of Caucasian appearance, of solid build, about 175cm tall, with a fair complexion and brown hair.

As of today (Thursday 28 July 2022), Ronald would be 75-years-old.

Anyone with information into Ronald’s whereabouts is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.