A man has been charged with murdering a Victorian father who was last seen alive more than 30 months ago.
A man has been charged with murdering a Victorian father more than 30 months after he first went missing.
Lakes Entrance man Dalibor “Dale” Pantic, 39, vanished in suspicious circumstances in April, 2019. His remains are yet to be found.
Missing persons squad detectives on Wednesday morning arrested a 33-year-old Sale man and charged him with murder.
Mr Pantic was last seen alive on the evening of April 10 in 2019 at Lakes Entrance and has not been in contact with his family since.
Two days after he vanished, Mr Pantic’s 2005 silver Ford Falcon sedan was captured on CCTV leaving a property in Sale.
Investigators established at the time that Mr Pantic was not driving the car and it had travelled towards Labertouche, about 130km away.
The vehicle was found dumped in the Bunyip State Forest in May last year.
“Despite numerous extensive searches by police, Dalibor’s location is still unknown,” a police spokesman said.
“Our thoughts are with Dalibor’s family and friends at this difficult time.”
The man charged with murder will face Sale Magistrates Court later on Wednesday.
Anyone with information about the case should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.