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Police renew efforts to find missing Dalmeny man Ray Speechley

Ian Campbell 12 March 2019
The red/maroon, four-door sedan, police believe might help their investiagtion. Photo: NSW Police.

The red/maroon, four-door sedan, police believe might help their investigation. Photo: NSW Police.

It’s almost three years since Raymond Speechley, then aged 77, disappeared from a retirement home on Ruth Place, Dalmeny.

He was last seen at about 4 pm on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at the time, police were informed a man similar in description to Mr Speechley was seen on the Princes Highway, Dalmeny. A number of comprehensive bush searches have failed to locate him. His family remains desperate for information.

But today, police are stirring the public’s memory and have again released an image of a vehicle, and are appealing for the driver to come forward.

Ray Speechley, missing from Dalmeny since Thursday, July 7, 2016. NSW Police

Ray Speechley, missing from Dalmeny since Thursday, July 7, 2016. Photo: NSW Police

The matter is set to be heard before the NSW Coroner in September 2019 and investigators are hoping the public might be able to provide further assistance.

In particular the driver of the red/maroon, four-door sedan, similar to a Honda Accord, who stopped nearby to where Mr Speechley was last seen on the Princess Highway or anyone who may have been travelling north on the Princes Highway through Dalmeny at that time, and may have picked up a man fitting the description of Mr Speechley.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 175cm tall, of medium build, with grey hair and blue eyes.  He was last seen wearing jeans and a dark jacket with a pyjama top underneath.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers – 1800 333 000.

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