Concern for Welfare – Missing Person – Larrimah – Update #2

Police have called off the search for missing 70-year-old Paddy Moriarty.

The last confirmed sighting of Mr Moriarty was on 15 December as he left the Larrimah Hotel around 5:30pm. Police have received a report of a sighting on Saturday 16 December, which is still to be confirmed, Northern Territory Police say.

Exhaustive searches by police, the local Fire Emergency Response Group and volunteers have failed to locate him.

“The case remains open and we urge anyone with information on Mr Moriarty’s whereabouts to contact us,” Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Malogorski said.

Mr Moriarty is described as Caucasian, slim build, around 178cm tall with short black-grey hair and a moustache.

He was last seen wearing a blue flannelette shirt over a light-coloured singlet, green / khaki shorts and thongs.

Mr Moriarty was in the habit of walking his dog most mornings around the Larrimah area. The dog is a female red and brown kelpie named ‘Kellie’ and was usually walked with a length of rope in place of a lead.

Members of the public are urged to notify police on 131 444 if they have any information, or have sighted Mr Moriarty or his dog since the morning of 16 December.

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