Davor & Ante Unkovich
“A South Australian Government Reward for up to $200,000 has been offered for information leading to the apprehension/convictions of the person or people responsible for this murder.”
Ante Unkovich & Davor Unkovich
Missing presumed murdered & murdered
On 13 October 1972, Davor Unkovich, aged 25 years, and his brother Ante Unkovich, aged 30 years, arrived in Adelaide having travelled by car from Perth. Both men were born in Yugoslavia but had been living in Perth for some time.
It is believed they travelled to Adelaide to complete a business deal with a Yugoslavian man. Prior to leaving Perth the brothers unsuccessfully tried to illegally purchase a handgun.
At about 11.15 a.m. on Sunday 22 October 1972, Davor Unkovich was found lying face down in shallow water at Maslin Beach. He had been shot a number of times in the head. Davor was last seen alive on 19 October 1972 when in company with Ante Unkovich. Their Holden Torana sedan was later located abandoned in Adelaide. It contained clothing belonging to both of them.
The murderer of Davor Unkovich has never been identified.
Ante Unkovich’s whereabouts is unknown and police suspect that he has been murdered also.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on
1 800 333 000, on-line or email an investigator.