Friday, September 17

Two men charged over missing Doveton man Brendon Farrell


Police searched bushland in Cranbourne earlier this week following the disappearance of Doveton man Brendon Farrell. Two people have been arrested. Picture: David Crosling
Police searched bushland in Cranbourne earlier this week following the disappearance of Doveton man Brendon Farrell. Two people have been arrested. Picture: David Crosling

Two men have been charged over the suspicious disappearance and alleged murder of a Melbourne forklift driver as experts seek to formally identify the human remains discovered on Friday.

Missing persons squad detectives arrested a Hampton Park man, 30, and Noble Park man, 49, on Friday morning over 32-year-old Brendon Farrell’s disappearance from his Doveton home on May 31.

On Saturday afternoon, the Hampton Park man was charged with murder, while the Noble Park man was charged with accessory to murder.

Read Next

Both men were expected to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Saturday afternoon.

A crime scene was established at a Noble Park address on Friday night after human remains were found, with a post mortem expected to be carried out on Saturday.

Police searched bushland this week following Mr Farrell’s disappearance. Photo: David Crosling
Police searched bushland this week following Mr Farrell’s disappearance. Photo: David Crosling

Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill said the investigation was ongoing.

“We encourage anyone with information who hasn’t already spoken to police to come forward,” he said.

“Our thoughts are with Brendon’s family and loved ones following what has no doubt been a very difficult and traumatic few weeks.”

Earlier this week, police scoured parkland in Cranbourne in an effort to find Mr Farrell.

He was last seen by a friend about 12.30pm on Monday, 31 May, at his home address on Kidds Road, Doveton.

His disappearance was considered out of character and family members subsequently reported him missing to police on June 2.

Detectives have previously suggested a “significant violent event” involving weapons took place at the Kidds Road address the same day Mr Farrell disappeared.

A crime scene has been set up at a Noble Park address after remains were found. Photo: Josie Hayden
A crime scene has been set up at a Noble Park address after remains were found. Photo: Josie Hayden

Police and Mr Farrell’s family have publicly pleaded for anyone information about the fight at the Doveton property on May 31 or knows who was there at the time to come forward.

An image of Mr Farrell has also been released in the hope someone may have seen him in the Doveton area before he disappeared.

He had no access to a vehicle and preferred to ride a bicycle to get around, however his bicycle is yet to be found.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Read Next


www.theaustralian.com.au

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *