Media release

Missing persons – Arnhem Land


Police hold fears for the safety of three men who have not been seen since 5am on Wednesday 28 October 2020.

The group was last seen exiting a car at ‘Dreaming Lady Crossing’, halfway between Gunbalanya and Maningrida. Two travelling companions were picked up at a later time by Maningrida ambulance and family however the three men were not located.

A large police search is now under way around the area using air and ground resources, including fixed wing aircraft and motorbikes. Police are being assisted by local rangers. NT Emergency Service are on standby to join in the search.

The missing people are:

  • Benjamin Lee – 40, from Maningrida
  • Damien Marrkululu – 21, from Milingimbi
  • Isaac Ritjili – 21, from Milingimbi

If anyone has seen them or had contact with them in since Wednesday please contact police immediately in 131 444.

PFES Media