Missing since: 
Saturday, June 13, 2020
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Scott Murphy was last seen at his home address in Spalford Tasmania on the 13th of June 2020.

Scott’s vehicle was located on private property at Loongana. An extensive land and air search was undertaken of the area however Scott was not located.

He may have been wearing dark trousers at the time of his disappearance.

Anyone with information which may assist in locating the whereabouts of Scott is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Tasmania Police 14 June 2020

The search for missing man Scott Murphy will resume tomorrow morning in the Castra area.

"Tomorrow’s search will cover dangerous terrain in what is predicted to be poor weather conditions" said Steve Jones, Inspector of Western Search and Rescue.
"We’ve had a number of people contact police and volunteer to assist in the search. We appreciate the offers of assistance but ask that people please don't converge at the search scene tomorrow morning.
"With the dangerous terrain and poor weather conditions predicted, we have a safe number of people prepared and coordinated to systematically search the area. We ask that additional people don't enter the search area and put themselves at risk.
"What you can do if you're in the Loongana and Nietta/South Nietta area is check any sheds or outbuildings on your properties for any sign of Scott".
Anyone who has seen Scott or knows his current whereabouts is asked to phone police on 131 444.


Inspector Steve Jones says search for 43yo Scott Murphy will continue



Police reviewing search for missing man Scott Murphy

JUNE 17, 2020 2:18 PM AEST

Police are reviewing the search for missing man Scott Murphy, who was last seen near Loongana in North West Tasmania on Saturday morning.

Inspector Steve Jones said search parties had covered a variety of terrains over the past five days.

“Despite our considerable efforts using specialist resources of police search and rescue members, SES volunteers, civilian volunteers on motorbikes and horses, as well as the Tasmania Police Westpac Rescue Helicopter and a drone, police hold grave concerns for Mr Murphy’s welfare,” he said.

“A thorough search review is being conducted to re-evaluate any significant leads however we must be realistic at this stage.”

“We remain in close contact with Mr Murphy’s family and our thoughts continue to be with them at this difficult time.”

Anyone who has seen Mr Murphy since Saturday morning, or who has information about his current whereabouts is asked to contact Tasmania Police on 131 444.



Police suspend search for missing man Scott Murphy

Thursday, 18 June 2020 - 12:03 pm.

Police have today suspended the search for missing man Scott Murphy in north-west Tasmania.

After extensive searching in the Loongana area over several days there has unfortunately been no sign of Mr Murphy.

Inspector Shane LeFevre said a review of the search had been undertaken by experts.

“Considering recent extreme weather conditions and other factors, it is extremely unlikely that Mr Murphy could have survived in that environment.”

“Police have continued to be in close contact with Mr Murphy’s family and our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time,” he said.

While the search has been suspended, the investigation remains active and police will continue to maintain a presence in the area.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Mr Murphy since Saturday morning is again asked to contact Tasmania Police on 131 444.