Unsolved Missing Person presumed murdered SA

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Eric Lynch

Case Date: February 10, 2004
Location: Port Lincoln
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Eric Lynch
Missing presumed murdered

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Eric Lynch, aged 44 years, of Willimott Street, Ethelton, was reported missing on 16 February 2004 by his housemate.
Mr Lynch was last seen in the mid afternoon of 10 February 2004, after visiting an associate in Port Lincoln.
He was last seen driving a white Holden Commodore sedan SA VUY-720.
This vehicle was later located with a large amount of blood in it.
In the early evening on the same day the vehicle left a house at Kapinnie and was known to be at Tumby Bay in company with a green Jeep Cherokee WA 1AY1032. A second vehicle of interest that may be connected with the investigation is a white 1989 Ford Station Wagon SA VAC-414.

https://crimestopperssa.com.au/case/eric-lynch/
 

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Public urged to help solve Port Lincoln man's disappearance

TUE 23 AUG 2005

"Mr Lynch was last seen in Port Lincoln in February last year and his blood-stained car was later found abandoned.

Detective Superintendent Peter Woight says police have three suspects in the disappearance and probable murder of Mr Lynch.

He says police want to hear from anyone who saw a white Ford station wagon in the Cummins area of Lower Eyre Peninsula.

He says a green Jeep Cherokee is also central to the investigation.

"We have in fact located that vehicle, it did have Western Australian number plates on when it was here in South Australia and we believe that Eric Lynch's white Commodore and that green Cherokee were together in Tumby Bay on the evening of Tuesday the 10th of February last year," he said."

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2005-08-23/public-urged-to-help-solve-port-lincoln-mans/2087026?pfmredir=sm
 

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Police review Eric Lynch suspected murder case


"Mr Lynch was last seen driving a white Holden Commodore sedan SA registration number VUY720.

The car was seen in the early evening of February 10 leaving a farm at Kapinnie and travelling with a green Jeep Cherokee four wheel drive to Tumby Bay, arriving on dusk.

When police recovered the Commodore, forensic examination found it contained a large amount of blood matched to Mr Lynch.

Police believe Mr Lynch’s body was initially hidden in bush land around Kapinnie but was later moved. They suspect a white Ford station wagon may have been used to transport his body to where he is now buried, believed to be not far from Kapinnie."

http://www.portlincolntimes.com.au/story/4263741/renewed-appeal/
 

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Thanks craffles,
thats very good, you found the new released information.

Quote from the article :
Operation Persist - suspected murder of Eric Lynch

22 Jul 2018

"On the summer afternoon that Ethelton man Eric Lynch vanished, he departed Port Lincoln bound for nearby Kapinnie, some 45 minutes away.

Detectives believe that solving Mr Lynch’s disappearance and suspected murder hinges on narrowing his movements between about 2pm and dusk on Tuesday, 10 February 2004.

It is believed that Mr Lynch, a convicted supplier of cannabis to dealers on the state's West Coast, met with a pair of drug-dealing associates at a rural property in Kapinnie.

A witness spied Mr Lynch’s vehicle, a white Holden Commodore Berlina bearing registration plate VUY720, leaving the house around dusk.

His Commodore was spotted at Tumby Bay that same evening, travelling in company with a green Jeep Cherokee (WA 1AY1032).

Police later recovered the blood-stained vehicle near Port Lincoln. Forensic examination confirmed that the blood, found in the rear of the car and on the driver’s seat, was a match to Mr Lynch.

Mr Lynch has not been in contact with friends or family since the date of his disappearance, and his bank accounts have not been accessed.

Police have offered a $200,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of Mr Lynch’s remains, or to the apprehension and conviction of those responsible.

Detective Brevet Sergeant Rob Sharpe of the Major Crime Investigation Branch stated: “A handful of people would have knowledge of what happened to Eric Lynch. Our investigation has long focused on the men that Mr Lynch met with at Kapinnie.

“Two men were previously charged with his murder, but those charges were later withdrawn. We believe that Mr Lynch’s body was likely concealed in scrubland adjacent that Kapinnie address, and moved within a matter of weeks to avoid discovery”, Detective Sharpe said.

“We have reason to believe that a Ford station wagon (with South Australian registration of VAC-414) belonging to one of those men was used to transport the body to its current location. The Ford was recovered from a wrecking yard in Adelaide, missing its rear carpet.”

Detective Superintendent Des Bray, officer in charge of Major Crime Investigation Branch said: “The passage of time can certainly help us because allegiances between people can change over time. Relationships change, friendships change and because of those factors people may wish to speak with us if they have information involving a former associate.

“There are cases going back many, many years where investigators have identified those who may be involved, but they lack the evidence to advance the case against them”, he said."
 

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