Police continue their investigation into disappearance of Ruth Ridley – Riverina

Detectives from the Riverina Police District are continuing their investigations into the disappearance of a woman in the state’s Riverina region last week.

The disappearance of Ruth Ridley was reported to officers on Wednesday 30 October 2019, by a family member who held grave concerns for her welfare.

She is described as being Caucasian in appearance, about 175 cm tall with a thin build, fair complexion and blonde hair.

Police believe Mrs Ridley, aged 58, travelled from her home in Port Macquarie to Tumbarumba on Friday 18 October 2019, in a dark blue Mitsubishi Pajero.

The Pajero has since been found on Shelley Road, Shelley in Victoria, on Tuesday 29 October 2019, with the body of a 61-year-old man – who is known to the missing woman – inside.

The caravan was also located in Tumbarumba on Wednesday 30 October 2019.

A crime scene was established by Victorian Police who are leading the investigation into the circumstances of his death. A post-mortem examination will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

Police are seeking information regarding any members of the public who may have been camping at or in the vicinity of Neil’s Reserve, 7km east from Walwa in Victoria on the Murray River on the weekend of Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 October.

Also, if anyone noticed the Mitsubishi Pajero towing the caravan between Walwa and Tumbarumba on Sunday 27th October 2019 to contact Crime stoppers or their local police station.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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