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Juan Philip MORGAN

Missing Person Juan Philip Morgan
  • Missing since: Wednesday, January 1, 1992
  • Last seen: South Australia
  • Jurisdiction: SA
  • Year of birth: 1977
  • Age now: 40
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 180cm
  • Build: Slim
  • Hair: Blonde
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Reward offered: $100,000 - more information


Juan Morgan was 15 years of age when he went missing in 1992. Police identified him as missing in 1999 when investigating the disappearances of David McWilliams, Leo Daly and Robert Pendergast. Upon Juan being identified as missing, enquiries were made with relatives who confirmed he had not been seen since 1992.

It is believed sometime soon after 25 February 1992 Juan was taken to an unknown location, possibly in the eastern region of country South Australia where he was shot, killed and his body buried. It is believed Juan’s murder was motivated due to him stealing a car from a criminal associate and inflicting property damage.

There are at least two suspects for Juan’s murder that are known to police. At least one of the suspects is also believed to be involved in the disappearances and suspected murders of Leo Daly, David McWilliams and Robert Pendergast.

The suspected murders of Juan, David McWilliams, Leo Daly and Robert Pendergast are all being investigated by Major Crime Investigation Branch under the title of Operation Jarrah. There is insufficient information at this stage to charge any person with Juan’s murder or those of the other three victims.

There is a $100,000 reward for information on this case.

If you have information that may assist police in the disappearance of Juan please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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