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CASE TYPE: Murder
LOCATION: South Road, Edwardstown
CASE DATE: May 9, 1989

David Whiteford

REFERENCE NUMBER: MCIB CM89/21

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David Whiteford

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 Whiteford. 

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David Whiteford
‰Murdered

At about 10.10 p.m. on 9 May 1989, David Whiteford, aged 26 years, was a patron at the Maid of Auckland Hotel, South Road, Edwardstown.

At this time the bottle shop attendant was confronted by an armed male offender. The offender was wearing blue overalls and a full face balaclava. Mr Whiteford, who was a regular patron of the hotel, heard an alarm called by the bottle shop attendant and ran to assist. He confronted the offender and was shot once in the chest and died at the scene.

There was a similar robbery at the Lockleys Hotel bottle shop approximately 30 minutes prior to the murder. The description of the offender was similar to that of the Maid of Auckland: Caucasian male, 5‰’5 to 5‰’6 tall with a thin build and an Australian accent.

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