Police investigating letter

Still searching: Daryl Floyd says new information he has received about the day his brother Terry disappeared has renewed hope the case could eventually be resolved.
Still searching: Daryl Floyd says new information he has received about the day his brother Terry disappeared has renewed hope the case could eventually be resolved.

POLICE investigators have been handed new information about the Terry Floyd cold case.

Older brother Daryl Floyd recently received a letter with more information about what happened on the day of Terry’s disappearance.

The 12-year-old is believed to have been abducted from the side of the road while waiting for a lift in Avoca on June 28, 1975.

Mr Floyd believes his younger brother was murdered, with his body dumped in a nearby mine.

The anonymous letter writer said he saw a car, matching the description provided by other witnesses, near the Lead Dam in Avoca.

“On the day (of Terry’s disappearance) he said he was going to the Lead Dam to go fishing,” Mr Floyd said.

“He noticed a particular vehicle was parked on the side of the road, but did not take much notice back then.”

Mr Floyd said the man also noticed the vehicle when he went fishing early the following day.

“He noticed it was back again and parked in a similar spot,” he said.

“He (named) who he believes owned the vehicle at the time.”

Three other witnesses have previously told police they saw a fawn coloured van on the day of Terry’s disappearance. 

Victoria Police said it was aware of the letter and investigations were ongoing.

“We are aware of that and it has gone off for forensic testing,” a spokesman said. 

“The information inside the letter has been previously investigated.”

Cold case investigators in March revealed convicted paedophile Raymond Kenneth Jones remained a person of interest.

Mr Floyd believes two people were behind his brother’s disappearance.

“Terry did not lose his life at the hands of one person, there were two people involved at the time,” he said. 

“There has to be someone out there that knows something about this.” 

Mr Floyd said the information renewed hope the case could be resolved. 

“You never give up hope ... all the family members have hope,” he said. 

The new information comes months after police authorised a $1 million reward for information that would convict Terry’s killer. 

Last December, Victoria Police announced all murder rewards previously posted would be reviewed and increased to $1 million when those reviews were completed.

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