Cengiz SARAC aka Chris MARTIN


    Sex: Male
Date of Birth: 1981 Age Now: 30
At time of disappearance -          
Age: 24 Height (cm): 170.0 Build: Medium
Hair Colour: Black Eye Colour: Brown Complexion: Medium
Nationality:   Racial Appearance: Middle Eastern    
Circumstances - Cengiz Sarac was last sighted on 2 August 2005 at his home in Auburn. Cengiz Sarac, also known as Chris Martin was last seen wearing white Nike pants and jacket, white baseball cap and joggers. Cengiz stated he was going to see a friend and would return later that night. He left in a white vehicle with an unknown person. Cengiz has not been seen since. There are serious concerns for his safety and welfare.

*Please note - Cengiz is still missing. The remains mentioned in the news reports below have not yet been identified.





Man charged over 2005 Sydney disappearance

Updated April 03, 2012 12:12:28 - ABC

Police have charged one man and are questioning another over the disappearance of a western Sydney man nearly seven years ago.

Cengiz Sarac was last seen leaving his home at Auburn in August 2005.

The 24-year-old was seen getting into a white four-door car and his family reported Mr Sarac missing four days later.

Police arrested a 29-year-old Auburn man this morning and charged him with concealing a serious indictable offence.

Detectives are also questioning a 43-year-old man over the disappearance.

More than 100 police, including divers and the dog squad, are also searching a section of Duck Creek in Auburn.

Another section of the creek was searched by police soon after Mr Sarac disappeared.

Police have asked for anyone with information that may aid their investigation to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


Bones found in search for missing man

Updated April 04, 2012 01:09:22 - ABC

Police have found a number of bones in a creek in Sydney's west during a search for the body of a man who went missing almost seven years ago.

Police and State Emergency Service volunteers were scouring the banks of Duck Creek in Auburn on Tuesday when they uncovered the bones.

They will be forensically tested to determine if they are human.

The search is part of the cold case investigation into the disappearance of Cengiz Sarac.

Police say Mr Sarac, 24, was last seen leaving his Auburn home one night in August 2005 and was reported missing by his family.

A 29-year-old man has been charged over the suspected murder of Mr Sarac and has been granted conditional bail.

An inmate at Silverwater jail is also being questioned.

Detectives release COMFIT images and appeal for information after search warrants

by NSW Police Force on Wednesday, 4 April 2012 at 05:20 ·
Strike Force Salacia investigators have released computer-generated images of three men and executed three crime scene warrants overnight, as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Mr Cengiz Sarac in Sydney’s west.

 Mr Sarac was last seen leaving his Auburn home during the evening of Tuesday 2 August 2005. He was reported missing by his family on 6 August 2005. Mr Sarac was reportedly seen getting into a white, four-door sedan at his home the night he disappeared.

 Detectives from Strike Force Salacia arrested a man in Auburn and spoke with a second man in custody yesterday (Tuesday 3 April 2012), in connection with Mr Sarac’s disappearance and have now released computer-generated images of three other men they wish to speak to.

 Police believe the three men depicted in the images may be able to assist police with their inquiries into Mr Sarac’s disappearance.

 Officers attached to Flemington Local Area Command also executed three crime scene warrants overnight at a premise in Auburn and two premises in Merrylands.

 Each of the premises underwent forensic testing as part of inquiries to test the possible connection with the last known whereabouts of Mr Sarac.

 Strike Force Salacia officers are treating Mr Sarac’s disappearance as suspicious and they are appealing to the community with information to contact them.

 Anyone with information in relation to this investigation are urged to contact Auburn Detectives or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.   


Man charged with murder as inquiries into 2005 disappearance of man continue – Strike Force Salacia

by NSW Police Force on Monday, 23 April 2012 at 15:46 ·
A man is facing court today as investigations into the disappearance of a south-western Sydney man in 2005 continue.

 Auburn Detectives, under the banner of Strike Force Salacia, have been investigating the disappearance of Mr Cengiz Sarac from Auburn in 2005.

 Today (Monday 23 April 2012) strike force detectives arrested a 29-year-old man at his home in Chittaway Bay.

 He was taken to Wyong Police Station and subsequently changed with the murder of Cengiz Sarac.

 The 29-year-old was refused police bail and will appear in Wyong Local Court today.

Man charged with Cengiz Sarac's murder

AAP Updated April 23, 2012, 3:06 pm

Police have charged a man with the murder of Cengiz Sarac, who went missing in 2005 and was believed to have been buried under a Sydney home.

Detectives from Strike Force Salacia arrested a 29-year-old man on Monday at his Chittaway Bay home, on the NSW central coast.

He was charged with Mr Sarac's murder and is expected to appear at Wyong Local Court on Monday.

Mr Sarac, 24, was last seen leaving his home in Auburn, in Sydney's west, in August 2005 and was known to police.

Forensic experts descended on a house in Excelsior St in the suburb of Merrylands early this month with ground-penetrating radar which found an abnormality beneath the dirt surface of the backyard.

An excavation uncovered a number of items, including a small bone.

Police would not confirm on Monday whether the bone belonged to Mr Sarac.

Documents from the NSW Land and Property Information show the home was sold by Talal Kanj and Atef Kanj in March 2007. They had built it in 2005.

The current owners, who bought the house for $560,000, were relocated during the dig. Police said they were not connected to Mr Sarac's disappearance.