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The mystery of Ante Unkovich and Davor Unkovich

Posted on 22/10/2019

Do you have the missing piece of the puzzle to solve the murder and suspected murder of two brothers 47 years ago?

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 remains unknown and police suspect that he has also been murdered.

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 crimestopperssa.com.au




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