Australia Australia - Donald Mackay, 43, Griffith, NSW, 15 July 1977

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  1. FigTree

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    Short Overview of Donald Mackays case:
    Source: Australian Dictionary Biography



    UPDATE: wed 12th june 2013
    Police search property in NSW for remains of Donald Mackay

    Lets hope after all this time there is a break through on where Donald's remains lie.
    :rose:
     
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  3. Strangeworld

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    This is unbelievable! I remember watching the true crime shows featuring this case. Very sad. Really hoping they find his body for his family. This will traumatise them all over again.

    What makes me mad is that someone has known where he has been this whole time, and has withheld this knowledge. And they'll get rewarded financially too.

    I'll be watching this one with interest.
     
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    Yes, this story often comes up as one of the most covered up mysteries too - and I remember the time it happened and the newspaper headlines.
    Its sad when I hear that spouses have passed on without knowing what happened to their loved one :(
    This is one case that needs to be solved.
    I wonder where or 'who' the 'new information' came from....
     
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    ABC NEWS VIDEO REPORT - LINK HERE

    Extracts from the transcript:
     
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    I wonder that too Figtree. I'd imagine their identity will need protecting? I also wonder if it's a criminal making a deal - to shorten a sentence, get parole, or something similar.

    Awful thinking about his wife that night - she must have known the risks he was taking, and the enemies he would make. But I'm sure she lived with a broken heart for the rest of her life.

    For anyone interested, he was featured in Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities. Andrew McFarlane has an uncanny resemblance to Donald, and played the role so well.

    On a side note, any fellow WSers from outside Australia may want to look up the underbelly series - a great insight into the history of Australian crime across the decades. Be warned though, there's a bit of nudity and violence
     
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    I couldn't find episode 1 of the Underbelly series of Tale of Two Cities :(
    Plenty of trailers for the show though... :facepalm:

    Found one vid on an alternative view...
    http://youtu.be/Dw3L0NIifDk
    Who Killed Don Mackay
     
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    UPDATE THURSDAY 13TH JUNE 2013

    *Killers dumped Mackay in well, police told.
    Read more:

    Video - Tony Wright Interviewed Mackay 2 days before he went missing:
    http://media.smh.com.au/national/selections/the-hunt-for-donald-mackays-remains-4486798.html

    There was a $200,000.oo reward for information which would locate the body of Donald Mackay - looks like someone needs some money.
    Lets hope this tip is the right one and Donald Mackays body is found.
     
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    http://video.heraldsun.com.au/2391061746/The-murder-of-Donald-Mackay

    SOURCE: HERALD SUN REPORT
    Adelaide Now News
     
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    How does it take two years to act on a tip off or am i misreading the following article?

    http://www.areanews.com.au/story/1572686/could-it-be-mackay/?cs=670

    I remember this growing up. How sad, i didn't realise his wife had passed in 2001.

    You are also right about Andrew McFarlane. When i was googling i was amazed at the likeness of some the other underbelly characters to the actors that played them.
     
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    Yes, it seems the information came a while ago. Maybe they had to follow up the tip-off to see if it was credible. Though I think it was also the time the reward went up too.

    I wish he would tell them where the body is - or maybe the tip off is from him, seeing that the Police are acting on this area.
     
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    Headline: Big find in hunt for Donald Mackay
    News Link

    Extracts from the article:
    The search was also hampered at the beginning by bad weather.
     
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    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/gr...r/news-story/5c8c9b650a5ea94e97574ddf37f8f2c5

     

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