An interesting case.
Five years ago, just weeks before Christmas, Paddy Moriarty and his dog Kellie, left their house in the tiny Northern Territory town of Larrimah for the final time.
Neither has been seen since, and members of the remote community he long called home are still searching for answers.
Posters of Mr Moriarty's face adorn the walls of the town's iconic Pink Panther-themed hotel, and outside his house on the Stuart Highway — which has lain vacant since his disappearance — a large missing person sign advertises a reward for any information that could locate him.
The case has captivated the nation, largely due to the unique setting.
When Mr Moriarty disappeared on December 16, 2017, only about 12 people lived in Larrimah, which is 158 kilometres away from the nearest major town of Katherine.
Earlier this year, a coronial inquest found Mr Moriarty had been "killed in the context of … the ongoing feud he had with his nearest neighbours"
Those neighbours have denied any responsibility.
In the meantime, the mystery of what happened to Mr Moriarty still lingers over Larrimah.
"It's not solved, it's not closed, nothing is happening, it's just left in the unknown still," former resident Brent Cilia said. ....
he inquest included audio recorded by a secret listening device
installed by police in the home of Owen Laurie, a live-in gardener who was employed by Mr Moriarty's nearest neighbour Fran Hodgetts.
In one of the recordings played to the courtroom, detectives alleged that a male voice heard talking and singing said: "I killerated old Paddy … f***n killerated him. I struck on the f***n head and killerated him … basherated him, doof, yes he did, basherated him".
Mr Laurie told the inquest the recordings were not of him, and then chose to exercise his right to remain silent.
Ms Hodgetts, a tea house operator who had a long-running feud with Mr Moriarty, mainly over his insults of her pies, also gave testimony.
She refuted claims she had offered to pay up to $10,000 for him to be killed by a hit man
, and told the inquest she had nothing to do with his disappearance. ...