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Donald Mackay Feared Murdered
Saturday 16th July 1977:
Anti-drugs Campaigner Feared Murdered
    Anti-drug campaigner Donald Mackay is missing and feared murderd after police found his deserted van stained with blood in Griffith, NSW, early this morning. Mackay, a liberal party branch president and vocal campaigner against the thriving marijuana-growing business in the area, was last seen at 6.30pm last night when he bought a cask of wine at the Griffith Hotel bottle shop.
    An extensive police search is underway in the Griffith and surrounding areas.
    Homicide detectives have been called in following the discovery by forensic scientists of what appeared to be three spent .22 shells and samples of blood in the mini van, on the fence it was parked against and nearby gravel. There seems to have been signs of a struggle, police said.
    Mackay, 43, and married with 4 children
aged between 19 and 3, had concerns about the burgeoning marijuana-growing business in Griffith, and on a number of occasions had been vocal about the hypocrisy of heavy penalties for minor crimes while the law appeared to do nothing to stop the big players in the marijuana business. It is believed that Mackay had received threats about his politics, but none specifically about his stance on marijuana.
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