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15 years on - search resumes for murder victim's body

The girlfriend of a Sussex student murdered in Australia fifteen years ago has returned there to try to find his body.

Peter Falconio and Joanne Lees, who lived together in Brighton, were exploring the Outback when Peter was shot dead.

His killer, Bradley John Murdoch, tried to abduct Joanne but she escaped. Peter's body has never been found, as Malcolm Shaw reports.

Falconio killer withdraws an appeal against his conviction

Bradley Murdoch was convicted of the murder of Peter Falconio Credit: ITV Meridian

The man convicted of murdering a Brighton backpacker in Australia - has withdrawn an appeal against his conviction.

Bradley Murdoch is serving a life sentence for killing Peter Falconio in the outback in 2001.

Peter Falconio disappeared in Australia in 2001 Credit: ITV Meridian

Peter was traveling with his girlfriend - who's from the Sussex city - when he disappeared. His body has never been found. Murdoch wanted his conviction quashed due to what his lawyers called a 'miscarriage of justice'.