“A South Australian Government Reward for up to $1 million dollars has been offered for information leading to the apprehension/convictions of the person or people responsible for this murder.”
Joanne Ratcliffe & Kirste Gordon
Abducted presumed murdered
The disappearance of Joanne Ratcliffe, aged 11 years, and Kirste Gordon, aged 4 years, is one of the State’s most notorious crimes.
Joanne and Kirste attended a football match at the Adelaide Oval on 25 August 1973. There was a substantial crowd in attendance. The girls had left the Edwin Smith stand to go to the toilet. A short time later when they had not returned Mr Ratcliffe had gone looking for them. The girls have not been seen or heard of since.
It is believed the girls were removed from the oval. An identikit of a man was produced and is the one that has featured regularly since the disappearance.
Police suspect they have been murdered.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on
1 800 333 000, on-line or email an investigator.