Boyfriend arrested for murder after year-long disappearance of Australian gay man

Posted by JD Uy
August 5, 2008 11:29 AM |

"Today's arrest is a significant outcome in this investigation however it will never be closed until Matthew's body is recovered.... His parents are enduring the additional, terrible anguish of not knowing their beloved son's fate or whereabouts. His family and friends will continue to grieve and suffer until his remains are located and my detectives will continue to work on this inquiry to bring some closure to their pain."

Superintendent Mark Hiron of the Miranda in a New South Wales, Australia police press release regarding the arrest of Michael Atkins, 45, for the disappearance of his boyfriend, 20-year-old Matthew Leveson, after the two left the ARQ nightclub last September 23. (Sydney Morning Herald)

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