NT police search for missing boy after three found dead near auto

Police say the three people found dead may have got caught out in extreme weather

Police say the three people found dead may have got caught out in extreme weather

Southern Desert Division Superintendent Jody Nobbs said: 'Although police have no information that suggests there were other passengers in the auto, we will continue searches until we are satisfied that all areas of interest have been sufficiently canvassed'.

The deaths were initially thought to have been caused by a vehicle crash - but that was quickly ruled out as the tragic reality of the situation became clear.

A search is underway for a 12-year-old boy after a young family was found dead near their broken-down vehicle in the remote Australian outback, police said Thursday.

The search was set to continue until police were able to completely rule out that there weren't other people in the auto.

The vehicle was found about 70km from Willowra and last seen leaving the indigenous community on Friday bound for Yarra Yarra.

"The whereabouts of this boy are not known at this time", Superintendent Jody Nobbs told reporters on Thursday.

Superintendent Nobbs said the man who made the initial report to the health clinic in Wilowra would be interviewed.

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"Although police have no information that suggests there were other passengers in the auto, we will continue a precautionary land and air search until we are satisfied that all areas of interest have been sufficiently canvassed".

"This is a tragic situation and our thoughts remain with the families affected by this incident".

The alarm was raised by a person at Willowra Health Clinic just before 12.30pm on Wednesday and authorities attended the scene on Jarra Jarra Access rd - 62 kilometres away from Willowra - later that same day.

"(Police) identified that it wasn't a fatal motor vehicle accident as reported.

'Also make sure someone is aware of what your travel itinerary is - when you intend to leave, arrive and your anticipated routes'.

This morning, police said a 12-year-old boy, who they believed was with the group, was not found among the dead.

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