photo taken inside Potter's tent
Wide 'bible' found in tent
Caravanners urged to help
in hunt for killer
By Dennis Amor
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CARAVANNERS could play a major part in the
capture of Australia's most wanted criminal.
They have been urged to keep an eye out for fugitive Graham Gene Potter
who is known to have a liking for caravan parks.
Now aged 61 and with a $100,000 reward on his head, he has been on the run
for nearly a decade after abandoning his camping site at a Tully caravan
park in north Queensland.
failed to appear at Melbourne Magistrate's Court in 2010 to face criminal
charges of conspiracy to murder.
He is also wanted in relation to serious Commonwealth drug charges.
Caravan parks throughout Australia were put on alert as the huge manhunt
"Potter is known to live in rental homes and caravan parks, and has the
ability to camp out," Victoria's Detective Leading Senior Constable
Brendan Finn from the Fugitive Taskforce said in a newly released
"All this means he's very comfortable laying low in remote and regional
areas, so we really urge people in those locations and industries to
continue to keep a look out for him."
Detectives has also released never-before-seen
photos taken inside Potter's tent at the Tully caravan park.
One of them includes the then fifth edition of Camps Australia Wide,
regarded as the caravanners' bible to budget camping grounds and caravan
Thousands of grey nomads from the southern states are currently criss-crossing
remote areas during their annual migration north in search of winter
They have been urged to be on the alert and report any possible sightings
to police. Do not approach him but contact triple zero (000) immediately.
A number of images of Potter has been released and he has been seen with
a ginger beard and dyed brown hair to avoid detection.
Det LSC Finn said the fugitive, who bludgeoned a woman to death before
cutting off her head and fingers, had developed skills and habits to help
him evade capture.
“He is known to disguise himself using hair colour, wigs and fat
suits,” he said.
Potter is described as Caucasian, 175cm tall, medium to solid build, fair
complexion, brown eyes, brown greying hair and a ginger beard.
He sometimes wore a gold sleeper earring in both
ears, glasses and a gold chain around his neck.
Aliases include Josh Lawson, John Page, Jim Henderson and Peter Adams.
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