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Police are hunting for new leads in the case of England defender Peter Falconio (Image: AP/PA)

Police are hunting for new leads in the case of England defender Peter Falconio (Image: AP/PA)

New information has raised hopes of progress in the hunt for a British merchant who was murdered 20 years ago.

Peter Falconio, 28, and his girlfriend Joanne Lees were camping when they were pulled over by drug lord Bradley Murdoch in 2001.

Murdoch shot Mr Falconio and tried to kidnap Ms Lees before she escaped and raised the alarm.

The backpacker’s body was never found, just hours after his mother issued a plea for help about 21St On the anniversary of his death police are hunting for new leads.

It came after South Australian politician Frank Pangallo offered a $1 million reward for information leading to police.

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE: Undated photo collection from the background file of the murdered Peter Falconio and Joanne Lees.  Police have appealed for information on the body of a British backpacker killed in Australia on the 20th anniversary of his disappearance.  Date of issue: Wednesday July 14, 2021. PA photo.  Bradley Murdoch was convicted in 2005 of murdering Mr Falconio, 28, and attacking his girlfriend Ms Lees at gunpoint on a remote highway near Barrow Creek, about 200 miles north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. July 14 2001. See PA story POLICE Falconio.  Photo caption should read: PA/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This photo may only be used for current editorial reporting purposes of events, things or people pictured or facts mentioned in the text.  Reuse of the image may require additional permission from the copyright holder.  - 10692497

Peter was with his girlfriend Joanna Lees when he was shot (Image: PA/AP)

Peter Falconio pictured with girlfriend Joanne Lees PETER FALCONIO MURDER CASE, AUSTRALIA - 2001 Mandatory Credit: REX Image/Shutterstock (556747a) - 10692497

Joanna managed to escape her boyfriend’s killer when she hid in the bush hours after he was killed (Image: REX/Shutterstock)

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA: Bradley John Murdoch (C) surrounded by police disembarks at Darwin Airport from Adelaide on 24 November 2003. One of Australia

Bradley Murdoch was found guilty of murdering Peter in 2005 (Image: AFP/Getty)

He said today: ‘I was emailed this morning by someone who was in the area the day after the murder.

“He said that he saw with his own eyes a car similar to the one Murdoch was using, and it was parked on the side of the road at a pavement and a bridge.

“He remembered passing and said it was unusual for the driver to be standing there. He alerted the police at the time but didn’t hear anything else.

“I’m definitely going to pass that on to the police to see if they’ll go personally to look into it.”

The Daily Mail revealed today that police carried out a five-day search of the well outside in 2019, as officers searched for the body.

Police pumped 15m of water from a well 1km away from the scene of the killing near Barrow Creek – 300km north of Alice Springs – but nothing was found.

Luciano, right, and Joan Falconio, parents of Peter Falconio, arrive at the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory in Darwin, Australia on Monday, December 12, 2005 to hear Chief Justice summing up the jury in the Bradley John Murdoch trial.  Murdoch, a mechanic, is accused of murdering British backpacker Peter Falconio who was traveling with Joanne Lees on a deserted highway.  (AP Photo/Rick Stevens)

Luciano and Joan Falconio, parents of Peter Falconio, issued an appeal on the 21st anniversary of their son’s death (Image: AP)

Mandatory point: Photo by Rob Hutchison/EPA/REX/Shutterstock (8255586a) Adelaide High Court November 10 2003: Bradley Murdock Arrested by police at Adelaide's Sir Samuel Way Court Building and taken to City Watch Bradley John Murdoch 45 Arrested on warrant issued by Northern Territory Police for the murder of British tourist Peter Falconio in the Northern Territory in 2001 He will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court tomorrow while the Nt Police will formally seek extradition to Darwin Australia Adelaide Australia Convicted Bradley Murdoch - Nov 2003

Bradley Murdoch was arrested and later convicted of Peter’s murder (Image: Hutchison/EPA/REX/Shutterstock)

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE: Undated photo collection from the background file of the murdered Peter Falconio and Joanne Lees.  Police have appealed for information on the body of a British backpacker killed in Australia on the 20th anniversary of his disappearance.  Date of issue: Wednesday July 14, 2021. PA photo.  Bradley Murdoch was convicted in 2005 of murdering Mr Falconio, 28, and attacking his girlfriend Ms Lees at gunpoint on a remote highway near Barrow Creek, about 200 miles north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. July 14 2001. See PA story POLICE Falconio.  Photo caption should read: PA/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This photo may only be used for current editorial reporting purposes of events, things or people pictured or facts mentioned in the text.  Reuse of the image may require additional permission from the copyright holder.

Peter and his girlfriend Joanna were traveling in Australia when they were killed (Image: PA)

Mr Falconio’s parents Joan, 75, and Luciano, 80, have appealed for new information to hunt for their son’s remains.

“We want to bring Peter home where he belongs near his family,

‘Our pain is always with us. He was killed 21 years ago, when he was only 28 years old.

His life ended on a lonely road – Stuart Highway on July 14, 2001. He was shot by the coward Murdoch, who did not disclose where and what he did.

Peter has a beautiful niece and two nephews that he has never seen or known.

“I’m asking anyone with a conscience to help me – at least – to tell me where it is.”

Mr Pangallo revealed that he has been in contact with the family for the past three years since he reported on the case years ago as a journalist.

The politician has demanded a $1 million reward from the Northern Territory Police for mocking the new leadership which he says is the ‘last roll of the dice’.

He added: ‘His mother did not want the matter to go cold, and she wanted it to be brought back into the public domain.

“What has plagued them for the past 21 years is not knowing where his body is – and it will continue until they get answers.

“It is important new information that has come to light to put an end to the suffering that the Falconio family has faced for many years.”

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