Media release

Arrests - Missing person – Tony Rowe


The Northern Territory Police Major Crime Squad have arrested a man and woman in relation to the disappearance of Tony Rowe after they were both extradited back to the Territory earlier this month.

Operation Alpheus, led by the Major Crime Squad, was stood up to investigate the circumstances behind the suspicious disappearance of Darwin man Tony Rowe in May of last year. 

After extensive investigations police identified the 21-year-old woman and 29-year-old man as being allegedly involved in Mr Rowe’s disappearance.

The woman was extradited from Western Australia and the man was extradited from Queensland earlier this month.

The woman has since been charged by detectives from the Major Crime Squad with making false statements and destruction of evidence. She was further remanded to appear in Darwin Local Court on 12 July 2023.

The man was charged with one count of Dangerous Act Cause Death and was further remanded to appear in Darwin Local Court on 12 July 2023.  

Acting Deputy Commissioner Michael White said “The Major Crime Squad have done outstanding work in investigating this incident and we are now one step closer in providing closure to Mr Rowe’s family.

“Missing person’s investigations do not end until the exact circumstances of the disappearance are known and police still have a long way to go before this investigation concludes. 

“Anyone with information is still urged to make contact on 131 444. Please quote reference 10021076.”