Saturday, 15 November
$50,000 reward posted to help solve disappearance
NSW Minister for Police Tony Kelly
today announced a $50,000 reward to help solve the
mysterious disappearance of Bombala man Peter Messariti 10
“It has now been a decade since Mr Messariti was last seen:
10 years of heartbreak for his family not knowing what
happened to him,” Mr Kelly said.
Mr Messariti was last seen at the Athame property in Bombala
on 15 November 1998.
His car was seen that afternoon in Bukalong, a short
from the property. It was parked as if it had broken down –
it was unlocked and still contained personal papers.
Police from Strike Force Clayland conducted extensive
investigations into Mr Messariti’s disappearance, including
thorough searches of surrounding bushland and interviews
with people who knew him.
Despite these efforts, and the identification of some
persons of interest, Mr Messariti has not been found and no
one has been charged over his disappearance.
Mr Kelly said investigators hope the $50,000 reward will
encourage people with information to come forward.
“Police are convinced there are people who know what
happened to Mr Messariti and I encourage them to come
forward,” Mr Kelly said.
“The smallest piece of information could be the vital link
that police need to uncover the circumstances surrounding Mr
Messariti’s mysterious disappearance.”
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on
1800 333 000
Police offer $50k reward for missing man info
New South Wales Police Minister Tony Kelly has announced a $50,000 reward to help solve the mysterious disappearance of a man on the state's far south coast 10 years ago.
Peter Messariti was last seen at a Bombala property in November of 1998.
His car was seen parked nearby as if it had broken down.
Despite police investigations and searches of the surrounding bushland Mr Messariti has never been found and no one has been charged over his disappearance.