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15-year anniversary for Steven Williams disappearance investigation

Posted on 14/06/2020

It is now 15 years since Steven Williams disappeared without a trace.

He was last seen at the Gepps Cross Hotel at 2.30pm on 14 June 2005. His white Ford Falcon was later found abandoned in the hotel car park.

The 38-year old was reported missing on 16 June 2005 by his girlfriend.

On Thursday 6th October 2005, a call was made to Crime Stoppers which led police to searching premises of a trucking company at Gillman.

It is believed that Mr Williams, a debt collector, was dropped at  Gillman by an associate – most likely to collect money from someone who worked there.

It is likely his body was removed from the business in the rear of a white utility – covered by a tarpaulin – seen parked in a street adjacent to the property later the same day.

Despite extensive searches of land surrounding the relatively isolated industrial precinct and further north at Port Gawler and Middle Beach, no trace of him has ever been found.

While police had not established a definite motive, it was likely Williams was either murdered by enemies within the bikie community or because of a book he was writing at the time.

Mr Williams was formerly a member and President of the Gypsy Jokers MC and was involved in the debt collection business.

While many potential witnesses have declined to co-operate, information has been flowing to police over the past decade about the circumstances of his disappearance.

A reward of up to $200,000 is on offer for information that leads to a conviction in this case and/or the recovery of the victim’s remains.

If you have information, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or got to www.crimestopperssa.com.au

You don’t have to say who you are or get any further involved.




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