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AustraliaPaddy Moriarty investigation continues as police return to Larrimah, collect DNA sample

03:55  07 december  2018
03:55  07 december  2018 Source:   abc.net.au

Could the disappearance of Paddy Moriarty end up unravelling an entire town?

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Four days later, when the police arrived in Larrimah , a Northern Territory town of just 11 people, they entered Mr. Moriarty ’s unlocked house to find a cowboy I went to Larrimah during a critical stage of the investigation to find out where the case might be heading, and what it’s like to live in a small town

Paddy Moriarty has not been seen since leaving his local pub in December last year. Police believe he is dead, and now an inquest is hearing about feuds between residents of the outback NT town, including one alleged threat to kill Paddy .

Paddy Moriarty investigation continues as police return to Larrimah, collect DNA sample© Provided by ABC News Paddy Moriarty has not been seen since December 2017. Northern Territory police have returned to the remote outpost of Larrimah as they continue investigating the disappearance of 70-year-old Paddy Moriarty and his dog.

Police have confirmed they travelled to the town, 500 kilometres south of Darwin, on Tuesday and Wednesday this week and spoke to residents again.

The ABC understands one resident supplied a DNA swab. Police would not provide any further details.

About a dozen people are living in Larrimah at the moment.

Detectives are investigating the vanishing of Mr Moriarty and his red and brown kelpie dog almost a year ago.

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A woman from the outback town of Larrimah , where Paddy Moriarty went missing, tells an inquest she told a companion don't do anything stupid after an argument with Mr Moriarty days before his disappearance.

Paddy Moriarty , 70, disappeared from a hotel in the small village of Larrimah , Northern Territory on Police are treating Mr Moriarty ’s disappearance as a suspicious missing persons case, and some "None of our family know anything about him." Northern Territory police have requested DNA

The pair left the Pink Panther pub at sunset on December 16, 2017 and since then, there have been no confirmed sightings of the Irish-born pensioner.

Police are treating the disappearance as an unsolved homicide.

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NT Police will begin searching other sites of interest after divers scoured the Larrimah Dam but found no trace of Paddy Moriarty , who has been missing for almost three months.

Despite over 180 tips and DNA samples , police have not made an arrest in the murder case, CBS New York reported Monday. New York Police Department Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce announced Monday that Fox and the homicide case were still under investigation .

Detectives have confirmed they also inspected a property outside Larrimah, following a report part of a fence had been damaged.

All residents of Larrimah deny having any involvement in the disappearance.

Police are also investigating persons of interest outside Larrimah.

The ABC has been investigating this case through the series A Dog Act: Homicide on the Highway.

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  • If you have any information that could help the police investigation into the disappearance of Paddy Moriarty please call Crimestoppers on 1300 333 000.

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