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CASE TYPE: Missing, Murder
LOCATION: Elizabeth West (Davoren Park)
CASE DATE: June 9, 1973

Darren Jason Shannon

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Darren Jason Shannon

Rewards up to $1,000,000 will be paid by the Government of South Australia, at the discretion of the Commissioner of Police, to anyone who provides information and assistance that leads to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the suspected murder of Darren Jason Shannon (and/or leading to the location and recovery of the victim’s remains). 

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Darren Jason Shannon
Missing, presumed murdered

On 9 June 1973, Darren ‘Jason’ Shannon aged 11 months was taken by his father John Shannon during an access visit and never see again. He was taken from an address at Blackdown Street Elizabeth West (now Davoren Park). At about 9.15 p.m. that same day, two hours after taking the baby, John Shannon was killed in a head on collision with another vehicle on Main North Road just south of Roseworthy. A search of the vehicle and crash scene failed to locate the baby.

Despite extensive searches by police and significant local and national media coverage, Jason was not located. Police believe that prior to the collision Jason was either murdered by his father and the body disposed of at an unknown location or Jason was given to a friend or relative to raise in secret.

At the time of his disappearance, Jason was wearing a long white nightdress, blue buttoned up cardigan and a nappy.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on
1 800 333 000, on-line or email an investigator.



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