Third man charged with murder of GC father faces court

UPDATE: A third man has faced court on the Gold Coast this morning, charged with the murder of missing father Greg Dufty.

Liam Bliss, 25, appeared in Southport Magistrates Court on Thursday, where the matter was adjourned until January 28.

Former Bandido bikie Lionel Patea, 24, who is accused of beating his girlfriend to death on the Gold Coast, has also been charged with the murder of Mr Dufty along with New Zealand man Aaron Crawford, 27.


Both men have also had their cases adjourned until January 28.

Mr Dufty disappeared on July 6 after boarding a Mack truck heading to the Gold Coast hinterland.

He was last seen at Mt Nathan after being dropped off to a second waiting vehicle on Nathan Homestead Road.

An investigation into Mr Dufty’s alleged murder is ongoing with police stating more arrests are likely.

PHOTO: Facebook / Liam Bliss

PHOTO: Facebook / Liam Bliss

EARLIER: Police say more arrests are likely after a third man was charged with the murder of Gold Coast father Greg Dufty on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old Arundel man is charged with one count of murder alongside co-accused ex-bikie Lionel Patea, 24 and Patea’s cousin Aaron Crawford, 27.

He is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court this morning.

Detectives are yet to find Mr Dufty’s body and the investigation is ongoing.

Mr Dufty was last seen on CCTV footage being picked up by someone in a Mack truck outside the Ashmore Steak and Seafood restaurant on July 6.

Detectives say he was driven from there to a waiting car in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

What happened after that point is unknown and police are continuing to appeal to the public for information.