Darren WILLIS - possibly located
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Darren Willis was last seen in his hometown of Bingara, NSW
on 25 Dec 2010. He has not accessed his bank accounts since he went missing.
Human remains found near Bingara could be murdered man Darren Willis, police say
DETECTIVES are investigating whether bones found on a Bingara property could
be the remains of a man murdered almost 10 years ago.
A local farmer found the human bones on their property just out of town last
Friday, sparking a major police operation.
Moree detectives, forensic police from Inverell and local police spent
several days scouring the property out of town as they try and determine the
"Investigators are keeping an open mind as to the bones and we're not ruling
anything in or out at this stage of the investigation," New England
Inspector Martin Burke told the Leader on
"Police are examining current missing persons reports as part the
Police are remaining tight-lipped on where the property is, as well as what
other evidence was discovered at the scene.
Inspector Burke said the bones had been seized and transferred to a
specialist forensic lab for testing.
"Police have seized a number of exhibits from the scene and they will be
subject to forensic and DNA testing," he said.
The landholder discovered the bones on Friday morning and alerted police
immediately, before a crime scene was setup.
After several days of combing paddocks, the crime scene has since been
cleared and police said testing of the bones could take a number of weeks
before the results are known.
"Investigators have canvassed the area and are appealing for anyone with
information to come forward and contact Moree detectives on 6757 0799," he
Detectives have identified "persons of interest", but key details of the
Strike Force Barca murder probe remain under wraps by police, as the
In February, a 1980 model XD Ford ute - which detectives believe was used in
the suspicious disappearance of Mr Willis before his body was dumped - was
seized and tested by police.
In May 2018, as part of the murder probe, specialist officers and divers
combed the river and its banks in the Eaglehawk Reserve, or Four Mile area
as it's known to locals, on the outskirts of Bingara.