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In 1966 Ronald Owen, 18, went missing after leaving Victoria. Was he ever in Orange?

July 29, 2022

By staff writer

It's likely that Ronald Peter Owen, a man who was last seen 56 years ago, never set foot in Orange.

Nonetheless there is a chance he did, which is why police are throwing out a line to see if anyone bites.

Owen was last seen at his family home in Wendouree West, Victoria, some time in 1966.

Owen's family believe he may have travelled to NSW shortly after; however, he was not reported missing to police at the time of his disappearance.

If he is still alive, Owen would be 75 years old.

On Friday July 15, 2022, a family member attended a pop-up familial DNA collection program – an initiative of the NSW Police Missing Persons Registry – in Queanbeyan, NSW, to provide a sample of his DNA and report Owen's disappearance, in the hope it would assist in locating him.

Officers attached to State Crime Command’s Missing Persons Registry have commenced an investigation into his whereabouts.

At the time of his disappearance Ronald was 18 years old and is described as being of Caucasian appearance, solid build, about 175cm tall, with a fair complexion and brown hair.

Anyone with information into Ronald’s whereabouts is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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