Friday December 21 2012
– A man who disappeared on the Bellarine Peninsula four years ago may have been killed in his own home, new evidence has revealed.
Douglas Kally seemed like a normal dad, but he had a criminal past and detectives have called on his associates to dob in anyone who may have played a part in his disappearance.
The search for the 48-year-old fisherman yesterday returned to his backyard, in Indented Head, where the Police Search-and-Rescue Squad dug up a patch of lawn, hoping to uncover remains or any clue that could lead to his killer.
Mr Kally, also known as Dragon Dordevic, was reported missing in October 2008, after his family had not heard from him in months.
The father of five had told colleagues in July of that year he would be travelling to the NSW south coast town of Kiama, but he failed to arrive. He was seen at Moolap marine centre in July and again between then and October of that year.
Police now believe Mr Kally may have been killed in the McDonald Street home he shared with his wife and two children.
Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Snare, of the Homicide Squad, said new evidence had been uncovered this week, after a public appeal from Mr Kally’s siblings.
About 20 State Emergency Service volunteers joined police and rescue squads in a search of nearby wetlands, as uniformed police door-knocked homes.
Locals shied away from commenting publicly on Mr Kally’s background, with a number saying they were fearful it could lead to trouble.
It was believed Portarlington police had been watching a McDonald Street home in 2008 after reports of drug activity in the area.
Senior Sergeant Snare confirmed Mr Kally was known to police.
Mr Kally’s siblings, Alex and Elizabeth Dordevic, this week said their elderly father was having nightmares as he wondered what had happened to his son – Andrea Hamblin