18 November 2020

Have you seen missing Narooma man Garry Verrall?

| Hannah Sparks
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Missing man Garry Verrall.

Garry Verrall has been missing since 2018. Photo: NSW Police.

Police have issued a new appeal for information about the whereabouts of Narooma man Garry ‘Munka’ Verrall who went missing in 2018.

Then aged 62, Garry left his unit on Wednesday, 24 January, 2018, saying he was going to the Tilba area and would return by the next day.

Police officers from South Coast Police District were notified when Mr Verrall failed to return, and commenced an investigation.

Detectives believe Mr Verrall was last seen around Narooma Plaza Shopping Centre on 24 January, 2018, where he bought a number of items from local stores.

Mr Verrall has not been seen or heard from since and there are serious concerns for his welfare.

Despite extensive inquiries, Mr Verrall has not been located and police are re-appealing for public assistance.

Mr Verrall, now aged 65, is described as being of Caucasian appearance with fair skin, about 180cm tall with a thin build, and small tattoos on his lower left arm.

He was known to hitchhike around the local area and police are appealing for anyone who saw him or gave him a lift to come forward.

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Officers are also appealing for anyone who was travelling on the Princes Highway on 24 January, 2018, and who may have seen Mr Verrall, to contact police immediately.

Anyone with information about Mr Verrall’s whereabouts should call Batemans Bay Police Station on (02) 4472 0099 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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