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The information you share with Crime Stoppers continues to make a real difference - without saying who you are or getting involved.

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COLD CASE PROFILE

David Whiteford was shot and killed in a robbery gone wrong at an Edwardstown hotel.

The 26-year old had been a regular patron at the Maid of Auckland Hotel on South Road, when at about 10.10pm on 9 May 1989 an armed man held up the bottle shop.

When the... attendant activated an alarm, Mr Whiteford ran to assist.

When he confronted the armed male, he was shot in the chest and died at the scene.

The offender was wearing blue overalls and a full-face balaclava.

There was a similar robbery at the Lockleys Hotel bottle shop about 30 minutes before Mr Whiteford was gunned down.

The description of the person wanted in that armed robbery was similar to the man who held up the Maid of Auckland.

The wanted man is described as Caucasian, between 5’5 and 5’6 tall with a thin build and an Australian accent.

A reward of up to $200,000 is on offer for information that leads to a conviction in this case.

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David Whiteford was a patron at the Maid of Auckland Hotel when at 10.10pm on 9 May 1989 he confronted an armed male robbing the bottle shop. He was shot in the chest and died at the scene.

More at https://crimestopperssa.com.au/media-releases/cold-case-david-whiteford/

Michael Modesti was last seen leaving his Beverley home on 9 May 2016. The 33-year old’s Magna was found abandoned two days later in West Croydon.

An associate of Mr Modesti remains a suspect in the case. Read more at ...https://crimestopperssa.com.au/media-releases/case-profile-michael-modesti-2/

COLD CASE PROFILE

Less than a handful of people are thought to know exactly what happened to Michael Modesti.

The father of one was last seen leaving his home address at Willsmore Street, Beverley at 8.15am on Monday, 9 May 2016.

There was no evidence of a disturbance at ...his home, with his mobile phone and wallet found at the locked property. The blinds were up, dishes in the sink and the TV had been left on.

The 33-year old’s disappearance was declared a major crime and suspected murder investigation on Monday, 23 May 2016.

Investigators believe that Mr Modesti has been murdered because of association with people involved in the drug trade.

His sudden disappearance occurred only several days after returning from Thailand. While there is no direct evidence to confirm, investigators suspect some sort of drug involvement in the overseas trip.

Mr Modesti’s movements have been tracked since arriving back in Adelaide from Thailand on Friday, May 6 and police are confident that when he left his home it was either with his killer or to meet him.

An associate of Mr Modesti remains a suspect in the case, with investigators believing the pair had been in a drug enterprise together, possibly with links overseas.

The associate is believed to have intended travelling to Thailand with him but pulled out at short notice. He has been interviewed and his property searched, but more evidence is needed.

Mr Modesti’s blue Magna 360 model sedan (SA registered XPC-764) was found abandoned two days later in Chenoweth Avenue, West Croydon, near Torrens Road.

Police believe that people known to him had removed evidence from the vehicle which could have assisted the investigation.

Investigators have received information that an associate of Mr Modesti removed a burner mobile from the car and disposed of it in a stormwater drain near the Livingstone and Hillsdale street roundabout in Prospect. A search of drains in the area has failed to find that phone, which likely contained telephone numbers of associates involved in illegal activity in the western suburbs.

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

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UNSOLVED CRIME SEGMENT

At 1.45am on Thursday 27th January 2022 a security guard locked and secured the Cruiser Bar of the Whyalla Hotel. About 25 minutes later the window of the Cruiser Bar was smashed and an unknown male was caught on CCTV gaining entry.

That male was ...confronted by security and ran off.

He is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, in his 20’s, about five foot eight inches tall with a medium to solid build. He had long curly/frizzy shoulder length black hair and was wearing dark full length clothing and carrying a dark back pack and a small hammer in his right hand.

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If you know - or just suspect - anything about the manufacture, sale and possession of illegal drugs you can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at https://crimestopperssa.com.au

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Crime Stoppers is a completely independent, not-for-profit organisation that works with the community and police to gather information to help solve, reduce and prevent crime.

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Crime Stoppers is a completely independent, not-for-profit organisation that works with the community and police to gather information to help solve, reduce and prevent crime.

Find out more about us at https://crimestopperssa.com.au/about-us/

If you witnessed the incident or have dashcam vision at the service station at the time of the assault you are asked to contact Crime Stoppers South Australia on 1800 333 000 or at https://crimestopperssa.com.au

UNSOLVED CRIME SEGMENT

At 3pm on 29th December 2021 at Westfield Marion a female and male acted together to steal a bag containing bank cards and other personal items from a shop attendant.

The male distracted the victim while the female took the bag, with the stolen bank cards ...then used at various other stores in Oakland Park and Adelaide.

The male suspect is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, wearing a white and black t-shirt and black pants. He had a black backpack with white writing. The female was also of Aboriginal appearance and was wearing a black and yellow t-shirt, and black shorts. She was carrying a white bag over her shoulder.

If you recognise either of these suspects or have any information you can share what you know with Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a tip online at https://crimestopperssa.com.au

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