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Case File 242DMNSW

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Donald Bruce Mackay
Missing since July 15, 1977 from Griffith, New South Wales, Australia
Classification: Endangered Missing


Circumstances of Disappearance
Mackay, a furniture store owner in the NSW Riverina town of Griffith and a former Liberal candidate in state and federal elections, disappeared after leaving the Hotel Griffith about 6.30pm on July 15, 1977.
His bloodstained car and three spent .22 cartridges were found in the hotel carpark the next day.
Mackay's body was never found.
In 1975, Mackay had tipped off police about a huge marijuana plantation at Coleambally, south of Griffith. Distrustful of local police, Mackay passed on his information to police in Sydney, who raided the plantation.
In April 1986, Victorian hit man James Frederick Bazley was convicted of conspiring to murder Mackay, he claims he was framed. In October, 1984, Gianfranco Tizzone, then 50, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to murder Donald Mackay.


Investigators
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

New South Wales Police
02-9698-7388

Source Information:
Melbourne Crime
Unsolved in the News


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