Adam Maru was a 36 year old Aboriginal male who suffered from
epilepsy at the time of his disappearance.
At about 6pm on 30 November 1997 Adam went fishing with family at
Point Torment, a popular remote fishing spot situated some 20km
north of the Derby, WA townsite.
At some stage, Adam disappeared from the fishing camp, and was later
If you have information that may assist police to locate Adam please
call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000
Crimestoppers WA -
Adam Maru was born in July 1961 and lived with his
brother in Derby. Mr Maru had a long history of epilepsy.
Around 2pm on Sunday 30 November 1997, Mr Maru went
fishing with his brother and other family members at Point Torment,
a popular remote fishing spot situated some 30km north of the Derby
The area where Mr Maru and his family were fishing
was approximately 250 metres of a tidal mud flat from where their
vehicles had been parked. A camp was set next to the vehicles and
there was a camp fire 20 metres away on the tidal mud.
About 5pm Mr Maru was seen by a family member walking
back to the vehicles and has not been seen or heard of since.
That evening his sister-in-law and family members
attended the Derby Police.
If you have any information about Adam Maruís
disappearance, or his movements around Point Torment, please contact
Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make an online
report below. Please remember that you can remain anonymous
if you wish and rewards are offered.