Police renew appeal for missing Mayfield man

August 4, 2023 12:09 pm in by

Police have renewed a search for a Launceston man missing for 10 years this week.

29-year-old Christopher Watkins disappeared from Mayfield on August 7, 2013, and police believe he was murdered.

To date, his body has not been found, and a $500,000 reward remains for information leading to a conviction in the case.

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Detective Acting Inspector Andrew Hanson said while police had significant information relating to the case, stronger evidence was needed. 

“We believe $500,000 is a life changing amount, and we are hopeful it may encourage witnesses to come forward,” Detective Acting Inspector Hanson said. 

“When a person is missing, the case remains open until we have answers. Our aim is always to try and find those answers, and ultimately provide closure for the missing person’s family and loved ones.” 

Information can be provided by calling police on 131 444, or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or online at