On a night in early November of 1982, 20-year-old Tony Jones called home from a phone booth in Townsville, North Queensland. He was on a six-month hitchhiking trip around Australia and planned to head home to Perth for Christmas. He intended to catch a ride along the Flinders Highway to meet his brother Tim in Mount Isa. The highway that has been dubbed: The Highway of Death. No one ever heard from Tony again.
If you have information that may assist police regarding, Tony Jones please call Crime Stoppers (Australia) on 1800 333 000.
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Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe
Narrated by Noel Vinson
Researched by Two Red Romans Productions
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