Re-appeal for information into man's disappearance - Murray River region

Friday, 10 September 2021 09:41:33 AM

Police have reopened an investigation into the disappearance of a man in the Murray River region in September 2015 and are re-appealing for assistance from the public.

Ian Gray, then aged 66, was last seen leaving his home address on Bunnaloo Road, Mathoura, on Friday 11 September 2015.

He was driving a white Holden Rodeo 4WD with a cage on the back and registration AG4 6AJ.

Ian hasn’t been heard from or seen since and his bank accounts haven’t been accessed. He is not known to have been carrying cash or identification documents.

Police and family hold grave concerns for his welfare due to the length of time he has been missing.

Officers attached to Murray River Police District have reopened an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Ian’s disappearance under Strike Force Kirkne.

Ian is described as Caucasian in appearance with grey hair.

As investigations continue, NSW Police Force – with Mr Gray’s family – are appealing for anyone who may have information about his disappearance to contact police.

Murray River Police District Crime Manager, Detective Chief Inspector Mick Stoltenberg, said someone must know something about Ian’s disappearance.

“Even the smallest of clues could be the missing piece to the puzzle that police need,” Detective Chief Inspector Stoltenberg said.

“His family deserves to know the truth about why he disappeared without a trace all those years ago.”

Ian’s brothers, Peter and Barry, said he devoted his life to sheep and farming, and his disappearance is out of character.

“We find it amazing that after six long years, he still hasn’t been sighted or heard from.

“We are encouraged by the police investigation and hope to be reunited with Ian soon,” Peter and Barry Gray said.

Anyone who knows of Ian’s whereabouts or has information about his disappearance, is urged to contact Deniliquin Police on (03) 5881 9299 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.