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CASE DATE: December 31, 1981

Juan Morgan

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Juan Morgan

Rewards up to $1,000,000 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 Juan Morgan (and/or leading to the location and recovery of the victim’s remains). 

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Juan Morgan

Missing presumed murdered

Juan Morgan was 15 years of age when he went missing in 1992. Police identified him as missing in 1999 when investigating the disappearances of David McWilliams, Leo Daly and Robert Pendergast.   Upon Juan being identified as missing, enquiries were made with relatives who confirmed he had not been seen since 1992.   It is believed sometime soon after 25 February 1992 Juan was taken to an unknown location, possibly in the eastern region of country South Australia where he was shot, killed and his body buried. It is believed Juan’s murder was motivated due to him stealing a car from a criminal associate and inflicting property damage.   There are at least two suspects for Juan’s murder that are known to police. At least one of the suspects is also believed to be involved in the disappearances and suspected murders of Leo Daly, David McWilliams and Robert Pendergast.   The suspected murders of Juan, David McWilliams, Leo Daly and Robert Pendergast are all being investigated by Major Crime Investigation Branch under the title of Operation Jarrah.   There is insufficient information at this stage to charge any person with Juan’s murder or those of the other three victims.

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