A plea from the mother of murdered British backpacker Peter Falconio sparked a five day police search of an outback well for his remains more than two decades after he disappeared.
Joan Falconio, 75, has broken her long silence to beg for information about the location of her son’s body on what would have been his 50th birthday.
The grieving mother is still tormented by the loss of her son 21 years ago in the middle of the night on a remote stretch of road between Alice Springs and Darwin.
Peter and girlfriend Joanne Lees were in a campervan when they were pulled over by drug-runner Bradley Murdoch who shot Mr Falconio and tried to abduct Ms Lees.
She managed to escape, hiding in the bush for hours until she flagged down a truck and raised the alarm – but no trace of her boyfriend’s body has ever been found.
Daily Mail Australia can reveal police emptied an outback well in 2019 where Mr Falconio’s body was feared dumped after a personal plea from his mother.
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