Police issue arrest warrant for the murder of Hayley Dodd

SPECIAL Crime Squad detectives announced today they have notified a 59-year-old man that an arrest warrant was issued for his arrest, for the alleged wilful murder of Hayley Dodd.

Missing Mandurah teenager Hayley was just 17 when she vanished while hitchhiking to a friend�s farm at Badgingarra, north of Perth, in July 1999.

It will be alleged the man abducted Hayley as she was walking along North West Road, Badgingarra, on July 29, 1999.

It is further alleged he murdered her and disposed of her body.

The charge follows a review and investigation conducted by the Special Crime Squad.

This investigation was referred to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for its consideration in February, and advice was received in support of criminal court proceedings.

Preparations will commence with a view to prosecute the man in a Western Australian court.

Detectives are still seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Hayley�s remains and urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police have not released the name of the suspect.

Timeline

22 July 1999

Hayley leaves Mandurah for Dongara to work as a rouseabout.

29 July 1999

Hayley leaves Dongara to visit a friend in Moora.

At 10.30am she reportedly made a call from a phone box at Badgingarra Roadhouse and a woman gave her a lift on North-West Road in Badgingarra.

At 11am she is dropped off about 11kms away from Badgingarra.

After 11am multiple motorists report seeing her walking in the direction of her friend�s farm, the last time she was seen was crouched by the side of the road about 5kms from Badgingarra Rd.

Hayley has not been seen since.

30 July 1999

Hayley�s family report her missing.

January 2005

Imprisoned Robin David Macartney, requests a visit from Hayley�s parents at Casuarina Prison.

He claims he knows who killed Hayley.

April 2005

Police forensically examine two cars owned by Macartney in 1999.

June 2011

A specially trained cadaver dog paid for by the Dodds arrives from Queensland to search the area around Badgingarra.

June 2013

Margaret Dodd begins her bid for a coronial inquest into Hayley�s disappearance

November 2013

Police search a property at Badgingarra that was owned by Francis John Wark at the time of Hayley�s disappearance. Wark abducted and raped a woman in 2007 and is serving a prison term in Queensland.