33-year old charged with murder of Dalibor Pantic

Friday, November 12, 2021

Sale in 2008.
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In Australia, a 33-year-old Sale man was charged on Tuesday by Victoria Police's Missing Persons Squad with the murder of Dalibor Pantic. Pantic lived in the Gippsland town of Lakes Entrance before disappearing in April 2019.

The individual was taken into custody earlier this week on Tuesday. He appeared in front of the Sale Magistrates' Court in a filing hearing, and did not apply for bail and was remanded. He is scheduled to return to court on March 8 of next year for a committal mention.

Pantic was last seen at a Perry Bridge farm on April 10, 2019. His Ford sedan was sighted via CCTV footage in the days after his disappearance in Melbourne, however authorities believe that another individual was driving the car. No remains or trace of Pantic have been found, but detectives did find his car at the Bunyip State Forest in May 2020.

Police have stated that Pantic was involved with the drug trade in the Lakes Entrance, Sale, and Bairnsdale areas. Authorities claimed that Pantic's phone was found with "drug associates" in the town of Wurruk.