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CASE TYPE: Murder
LOCATION: Port Adelaide
CASE DATE: January 1, 1995

Daniel Sheppard

REFERENCE NUMBER: MCIB CM97/17

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Daniel Sheppard

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Daniel Sheppard
Missing presumed murdered

On 31 December 1994, Daniel Sheppard, aged 19 years, attended New Year’s Eve celebrations with his brother and friends at Lennies Tavern Glenelg, before catching a tram into the city to continue celebrations in Hindley Street, Adelaide.

In the early hours of New Year’s Day 1995, Daniel walked alone to the Adelaide Railway Station and boarded the 4.13 a.m. train to Outer Harbour in order to go home. There were approximately 30 other commuters on the train, including three females he knew from school. On the train Daniel told two of the girls: “I’m partied out … I’m going home to crash.” Daniel was described as being moderately intoxicated but still in control of his faculties.

At 4.35 a.m. Daniel got off the train at the Port Adelaide Train Station and was seen on the southern pedestrian ramp walking towards Baynes Place. The walk home should have taken 10 minutes but Daniel was never seen again.

Police suspect he has been murdered.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on
1800 333 000, on-line or email an investigator.



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