Birthmark on the forehead and the back of the left thigh.
LAMB was last seen by his friend in the Moama area NSW in 1996. He was
15 years old. Stuart has not been seen or made contact with family or
friends since this time and there are grave concerns held for his
have any information that may assist police to locate Stuart please call
Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
BODY IN RIVER
KAYAKER’S GRIM EARLY MORNING DISCOVERY
The Riverine Herald
By Ivy Wise
A MAN found dead on the banks of the Murray River at Moama
yesterday is believed to have jumped from the Echuca-Moama bridge some time
on Wednesday night.
Police are still investigating after the man’s body was
spotted under the bridge on the riverbank on the NSW side of the Murray by a
kayaker about 6.45am.
Deniliquin police officers attended the scene, where they
retrieved and examined the body and searched the riverbank for evidence.
With police tape cordoning off Moama beach and a tarp
positioned over the body, it was not a pleasant sight for passengers of the
PS Canberra who chugged past about 10am.
Police Inspector Peter Hayes said at this stage the death was
‘‘He was fully clothed and there were personal belongings
with him,’’ he said.
‘‘There were no (visible) injuries to his body.’’
Insp. Hayes said the man, believed to be in his early 30s
from Melbourne, had identification on him and the family had been notified
but had not formally identified him.
He said CCTV footage showed the man walking alone in the
Echuca port area on Wednesday night.
‘‘We believe it may have happened that night,’’ he said.
‘‘We would appeal for anyone who may have seen someone they
thought might have been acting suspiciously in the port and Echuca-Moama
bridge area that night to contact us.’’
Inquiries are continuing and a report will be prepared for
A post-mortem is likely to be conducted in Deniliquin.
The last similar bridge tragedy was
back in November 1996, when 15-year-old Stuart Lamb, from Echuca, jumped
into the water, never to be seen again.
Despite an extensive underwater search, the teenager’s body
has never been recovered.
Anyone with any information about the latest tragedy is urged
to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use its online reporting page at