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CASE PROFILE – Michael Purse

Posted on 08/02/2021

Michael Jeffrey Purse, 32, was last seen on the 6th February 2019 in the city in Adelaide, South Australia, and was reported missing on 24 April 2019.

Michael’s friends and family became concerned for his welfare after they could not make contact with him.

There have been no sightings of Michael since.

Michael’s phone has not been used, his post office box has not been cleared and his bank accounts have not been accessed since he disappeared.

Michael was known to be a recreational drug user and suffered from a medical condition

He shaved off his beard and cut his hair short shortly before he disappeared.

All efforts by Michael’s family and police have failed to locate him and concerns are held for Michael’s safety and welfare.

Police suspect he has been murdered and his disappearance has been declared a major crime.

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