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CASE PROFILE – Davor Unkovich

Posted on 19/10/2021

 

On 13 October 1972, Davor Unkovich, aged 25 years, and his brother Ante Unkovich, aged 30 years, arrived in Adelaide having travelled by car from Perth.

Both men were born in Yugoslavia but had been living in Perth for some time.

It is believed they travelled to Adelaide to complete a business deal with a Yugoslavian man. Prior to leaving Perth the brothers unsuccessfully tried to illegally purchase a handgun.

At about 11.15am on Sunday 22 October 1972, Davor Unkovich was found lying face down in shallow water at Maslin Beach.

He had been shot a number of times in the head. Davor was last seen alive on 19 October 1972 when in company with Ante Unkovich.

Their Holden Torana sedan was later located abandoned in Adelaide, and contained clothing belonging to both of them.

The murderer of Davor Unkovich has never been identified.

Ante Unkovich’s whereabouts is unknown and police suspect that he has been murdered also.

A reward of up to $200,000 is on offer to anyone who either provides information leading to the recovery of Ante’s remains or information leading to a conviction in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestopperssa.com.au




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