“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.”
Missing presumed murdered
Robert Pendergast, aged 31 years, was reported missing by his mother on 27 May 1999. She had last spoken with him on 6 February 1999 when he was staying in Adelaide. He has not been seen or heard from since that time.
Prior to his disappearance Mr Pendergast had been arrested by NSW Police in April 1998 for being involved in interstate cannabis trafficking. He was subsequently staying with criminal associates in Adelaide during 1999. It is believed at least two of these associates are responsible for his murder. It is believed Mr Pendergast was shot at a country location somewhere east of Adelaide and his body buried. It is believed the motivation for his murder was a drug debt.
The suspected murders of Mr Pendergast, David McWilliams, Leo Daly and 15 year old Juan Morgan are being investigated by Major Crime Investigation Branch under the title of Operation Jarrah.
The suspects for each of these murders are known to investigators however further information is required to provide evidence that would lead to the charging and prosecution of these suspects.
1 800 333 000, on-line or email an investigator.