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CASE TYPE: Other
LOCATION: Salisbury
CASE DATE: June 17, 2010

Murder – Brian Cairney (20-35)

REFERENCE NUMBER: 20-35

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Murder – Brian Cairney (20-35)

Brian Cairney, aged 31 years, resided with his mother at Carey Street, Salisbury.  On the evening of Thursday, 17th June, 2010 he was at the Elizabeth Shopping Centre waiting to catch a bus home when he struck up a conversation with a male and female.  They all caught the bus together and swapped phone numbers.  He arranged to see them both later that night.  At about 10.00 pm that night he told his mother he was catching the bus to go and visit these friends.  He was mildly affected by alcohol when he left the unit.  He did not catch the bus and has not been seen since.  There has been no activity on his bank accounts, mobile phone or Medicare card.  At the time of his disappearance he was on parole after recently being released from prison.

  • When Brian went missing he was described as:  31 years of age, approximately 180 cm (5’11”), 95 kg, solid build, Caucasian, light complexion, light blue eyes, chipped front tooth and had a shaved head, though his hair is normally light brown which was receding at the front and bald at the crown.
  • Brian was last seen wearing a dark blue t-shirt, black parka vest which was padded with no sleeves, black Adidas parachute tracksuit pants and white Adidas sneakers which had a stripe of silver and a stripe of red on them.  He was carrying a green backpack which has “Australia” written on it in yellow and also a picture of a kangaroo.  He also had a black bumbag which he wore around his waist.
  • Brian has a tattoo of the word “Scotland” on the outside of his right ankle with a small cross tattooed next to it.
  • Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, report online or via the App.


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