Unsolved Cases

CASE TYPE: Murder
LOCATION: Second Street, Beachport
CASE DATE: August 2, 1970

Gordon Rogers

REFERENCE NUMBER: MCIB CM96/21

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Gordon Rogers

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 Gordon Rogers (and/or leading to the location and recovery of the victim’s remains). 

REWARD up to $200,000

Gordon Rogers

Missing presumed murdered

Gordon Rogers, aged 20 years, was last seen at Beachport at 3.30 a.m. on 2 August 1970. He was a Canadian Citizen. He was reported as a missing person at Beachport Police Station at 10.30 a.m. the same day by a friend and work colleague.

Mr Rogers was a resident of Saskatchewan, Canada and was on a working holiday in Australia after arriving in Sydney on 28 March 1970 on a twelve month visa. After travelling for a short time he was employed by the Woods and Forest Department as a labourer. He intended to work for them for six weeks before travelling to New Zealand.

On the day of his disappearance, Mr Rogers had been drinking with the friend who subsequently reported him missing, and had attended a party in Beachport. The friend stated that he left the party to take his girlfriend home and asked another male to take Mr Rogers home. The other male stated that he took another female home first and when he returned to the party Mr Rogers was no longer there. Mr Rogers has not been seen or heard of since.

Police suspect he has been 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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