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CASE TYPE: Murder
LOCATION: Poona Copper Mine, Moonta
CASE DATE: November 6, 2004

David Fletcher

REFERENCE NUMBER: MCIB CM09/33

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David Fletcher

Rewards up to $200,000 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
David Fletcher.

 REWARD up to $200,000

David Fletcher
Murdered

At about 6.00 p.m. on Saturday 6 November 2004, David Fletcher, aged 39 years, of Warburton Street, Magill, left his home address for an unknown destination. At the time, he was riding his black Kawasaki GPZ1000 motor bike bearing SA registration plate TGU795. This was the last known sighting of Mr Fletcher.Mr Fletcher had only recently purchased the motorcycle along with riding equipment including a full faced helmet and a pair of Drimesh gloves (pictured below).  Neither the motorcycle nor any of the other items have ever been recovered.

On 20 December 2004, some 6 weeks after his disappearance, Mr Fletcher was reported as a missing person by his brother.

On 12 April 2009, his remains were discovered by a walker at the disused Poona Copper Mine near Moonta, South Australia. Mr Fletcher’s body was rolled up in a large floor rug (pictured below) and remained submerged until it’s discovery following the dropping of the water level at the mine.  Found with Mr Fletcher’s body was a black jacket with white writing and banding (see below).

Police suspect he was murdered.

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


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