12 episodes

On the morning of August 2nd 1979, Desmond Francis Carr went to work alone on a road in outback Western Australia. 40 years on and he has never been seen again.




The Missing Persons Podcast Network was developed to create awareness for the 38,000 missing persons in Australia right now. Our aim is to bring you these stories with a hope to find answers for the people left behind.

The Disappearance of Des Nova

    • True Crime

On the morning of August 2nd 1979, Desmond Francis Carr went to work alone on a road in outback Western Australia. 40 years on and he has never been seen again.




The Missing Persons Podcast Network was developed to create awareness for the 38,000 missing persons in Australia right now. Our aim is to bring you these stories with a hope to find answers for the people left behind.

    The Coroner’s report

    The Coroner’s report

    After 10 episodes of the podcast and 40 years of the family waiting for some answers, some long awaited news comes through. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 12 min
    The police interview

    The police interview

    A friend of Des' makes an official statement to police. Someone else also wants to help find answers for the family.


    We also introduce you to a new initiative that will shine a light on more of these missing persons stories. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 21 min
    A slight deviation

    A slight deviation

    In my hunt for answers about what happened to my Uncle Des we have turned up 2 new bits of information that police are now following up on. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 13 min
    The mystery body

    The mystery body

    We have had many emails with theories about what happened to my Uncle Des. Some of them have been wild and would never make the podcast, some we followed up but went nowhere and then others we believe needed further exploring… this theory is one of them. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 12 min
    The rabbit hole

    The rabbit hole

    As a family member any information we receive is helpful, whether it leads somewhere or not. It’s helpful to either shut down possible theories or sometimes give closure. A helpful witness says he saw Des at the Broome Rodeo two days after he disappeared. The police report tells a different story. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 21 min
    Some new information

    Some new information

    I didn’t ever think I would open up my laptop again and start writing another episode about Des, who disappeared 40 years ago. After we released episode 5 I was not hopeful anyone would come forward with new information. That was until Tuesday night the 4th of September when my phone pinged just before going to bed….. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 17 min

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