Wednesday 5 October 2022 11:25 PM Opal miner Paul Murray death in Lightning Ridge reopened by NSW Police with ... trends now
Paul Murray's dead boy was discovered by two graziers on April 22, 1995
It's a decades-old mystery that has puzzled police for decades - the strange case of the murdered opal miner found naked and decomposing in scrub - with no obvious cause of death.
And 27 years later, detectives are still no closer to solving it, sparking a $500,000 reward for new information so the final scene can be written.
Paul Murray's dead body was discovered by two graziers on April 22, 1995 around 2km from his camp on the opal-mining claim he owned, 8km outside of Lightning Ridge in north-western NSW.
NSW Police said he was last seen alive on March 19, 1995 by a local who had driven him to a location just outside town. His family reported him missing a week later.
The body was found in scrub by two graziers on April 22, 1995