Bennett (Ben) DOMINICK

NSW Missing Person Bennett Dominick  Ben Dominick

Missing since: 
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Last seen: 
Coocoran Opal Fields, Lightning Ridge, NSW
Responsible jurisdiction: 
Year of birth: 
Distinguishing Features: 
Short stringy grey beard




Bennett (Ben) Dominick was last seen on Saturday January 10, 2015 at a friendís camp at the Coocoran Opal Fields in Lightning Ridge. His green, Ford Futura sedan was located several days later in bushland near to a substation in Lightning Ridge. He has not been seen or in contact with family or friends since this date and efforts to locate him have been so far unsuccessful. Police continue to hold grave concerns for his welfare.

Anyone who has any information relating to the whereabouts of Bennett Dominick are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Man missing from Lightning Ridge


Police are appealing for information to find a man who's been missing from Lightning Ridge for the past week.

Bennett Dominic was last seen around 2:00pm last Saturday afternoon by his brother at a friend's camp at the Coocoran Opal Fields, at Lightning Ridge, where he currently lives.

The 51 year old has not been seen or heard from since.

Mr Dominic was reported missing and efforts by Officers from Castlereagh Local Area Command have so far been unsuccessful.

Police found Mr Dominic's vehicle, a green Ford Futura sedan, in bushland at around 6:00pm on Tuesday near an electrical substation on Onyx Street at Lightning Ridge.

Police hold grave concerns for the missing man's welfare.

He's described as of Caucasian appearance, 170 centimetres tall, with a slim build, short fair hair and a short grey stringy beard.

He was last seen wearing shorts and a t-shirt.

Anyone with information that could assist investigators is urged to contact police or Crimestoppers.


Ridge man still missing

The renewed appeal for public assistance comes during Missing Persons Week, which runs through to Saturday.

Ben Dominick, now aged 43, was last seen about 2pm on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at the Coocoran Opal Fields in Lightning Ridge.

Officers attached to Castlereagh Local Area Command were told Mr Dominick had been socialising with friends.

About 6pm the following Tuesday, January 13, police were conducting patrols of Nine Mile Road, Wyoming, when they found Mr Dominick's vehicle near the Lightning Ridge sub-station, in between two contour banks.

The vehicle was seized from the location and examined by specialist 

forensic officers.

Detectives have serious concerns for Mr Dominick's welfare.

They are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen him in the Lightning Ridge area around the time of his disappearance.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 185cm tall, with light-coloured hair, a full beard, hazel eyes and of a slim build.

He was last seen wearing a t-shirt and shorts.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Ben Dominick is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Missing Persons Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the issues and impacts surrounding missing persons.

This year's campaign is urging people to 'Follow Your Instincts', and to realise they do not have to wait 24 hours to take action if they suspect a friend or family member has gone missing.