Case 3: Crime of the Week - Julian Varley Disappearance, Tauranga

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Case 3: Crime of the Week - Julian Varley Disappearance, Tauranga

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  • Julian Varley footage walking to ATM machine in bank
  • Julian Varley burnt car found
  • Julian Varley Nissan Pulsar blue
  • map area where Julian Varley last seen

Ten 7, Episode

14th May 2020

Police in Tauranga are investigating the disappearance of Julian Varley, who has been missing from the Tauranga area since January. Julian was last seen on Chadwick Road at around 3pm on Thursday 23rd January. After not hearing from him, Julian’s family reported him missing on 28th January.

Julian’s disappearance is out of character, as he is regularly in contact with his friends and family. He is described as being kind and humble. He is the father of two children, with his partner expecting a baby with him.

Julian’s last bank transaction was at about 2:40am on the morning of 23rd January at the Lakes Shopping Village.

Police know he left the area in his blue Nissan Pulsar, registration DST993, and travelled through the Greerton Shops and down SH 29, turning into Poike Road at about 3pm on 23rd January. Police would like to hear from anyone who saw Julian’s vehicle, particularly on that afternoon.

Julian’s car was located on fire around ten hours later on Oropi Road, at about 1am on Friday 24th January.

Julian was last seen wearing a tie-dye t-shirt and shorts, and driving in his blue Nissan Pulsar hatchback.

Police and Julian’s family have grave concerns for his safety so if you have any information that help bring him home to his family, please contact Tauranga Police.