Paul Anthony BAKER






Missing since: 
Friday, August 6, 2021
Last seen: 
Katherine, NT
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Paul Anthony Baker was last seen in Katherine NT, on 6 August 2021.  Paul left his vehicle parked in the Katherine CBD before returning to his home address, which is located on the outskirts of Katherine.  Paul has not been seen since.   Family, friends and police all hold concerns for his welfare.  Paul is an experienced camper, who would often travel to remote parts of Central Australia.  Paul did not take any camping equipment nor did he have any trips planned before his disappearance. 

If you have information that may assist police to locate Paul please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Search for missing Katherine man suspended


The air, road and land search for missing Katherine man Paul Baker has been suspended, according to NT Police.

The search covered more 180 square kilometres over two days with the assistance of the tactical response group, local aircraft resources, Katherine police and NTES volunteers.

Katherine Police and Regional Crime would like to thank the members of the community for the continuing reports of information, and the residents of Edith Farms for their cooperation and support in the past days efforts.


Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Ian Kennon said police will continue to investigate Mr Baker's disappearance.

"Whilst the search has been suspended and Mr Baker has not been located in the Edith Farms area, we understand that Mr Baker is known to be a competent bushman," he said.

"It is believed that Mr Baker often travels into other remote areas of the Northern Territory. We still call upon the community to report any information to police as we continue our investigation."


Emergency services have been conducting an air, road and land search for a Katherine man who has been missing for more than three weeks.

Paul Anthony Baker, 60, was last seen in Katherine on August 6.

The search began yesterday in the area of the Edith Farms Road and surrounding rural area.

He has not made contact with friends or family since that time. It is believed Mr Baker returned to his property in the Edith Farms area later that day.

Mr Baker is described as caucasian, about 157cm tall of medium build with blue/grey eyes, fair skin and white hair.

Police are appealing to anyone who has information on Paul Baker's whereabouts to contact police on 131 444 or via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Please quote reference 9757216.


Daughter's plea to find missing man Paul Baker

The daughter of Katherine man Paul Baker, who has been missing for almost two months, has made an impassioned plea to continue the search for her father and "best friend."

Cindy Baker, who lives in Darwin, said she hasn't heard from her father since the day he was last seen in Katherine's CBD on August 6.

She said the last phone call she had with him on the day he disappeared sparked concern for his well being.

"His mental health was not good," Ms Baker said.

She said her dad, who lives alone on a property in the Edith Farms Road area, was known to travel to collect native seeds, but that he had not brought his seed collecting equipment with him.

"I don't believe that he is seed collecting, but I do believe he could be in the bush somewhere in the NT," Ms Baker said.

"I do believe he could [also] be in South Australia or possibly Western Australia."

Ms Baker has since travelled between Darwin and Barrow Creek, putting up posters along the way requesting members of the public contact her or the police with any information.

So far, she has had no luck.

"I've done possibly everything I can do," she said.

"Someone must have seen something."

She described the almost two month wait for information about her missing father as "heartbreaking."

"Me and my dad are best friends," she said.

"It's just completely heartbreaking for myself and all of our family."

NT Police first put out a call for information regarding Mr Baker's whereabouts on August 18 before conducting a two-day air, land and road search around Mr Baker's property.

They said Mr Baker was last seen near the Katherine Local Court wearing a long sleeved blue shirt, a cap and dark pants.

"Northern Territory Police have conducted an extensive air and land search for Mr Baker. Ground crews and helicopters have searched Mr Baker's property, and a significant amount of bushland that surrounds his property with no signs of him," Superintendent Craig Garland said.

"Katherine detectives have conducted an extensive investigation into Mr Baker's whereabouts but have had no success. At this stage they have no further lines of enquiry to pursue.

"Police are still calling for any information from the public in relation to Mr Baker's whereabouts."

Ms Baker urged anyone who has any information, no matter how insignificant, to contact police on 131 444 or herself via Facebook.