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Gordon Bruce ROGERS

Missing Person - Gordon Rogers
  • Missing since: Sunday, August 2, 1970
  • Last seen: Beachport
  • Jurisdiction: SA
  • Year of birth: 1949
  • Age now: 68
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 180cm
  • Build: Medium
  • Hair: Brown
  • Complexion: Fair
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Reward offered: $200,000 - more information


Gordon Rogers, then aged 20 years, was last seen in Beachport, SA at approcimately 3.30 am on 2 August 1970. He was reported missing at Beachport Police Station at 10.30 am the same day by a friend and work colleague.

Gordon was a Canadian Citizen and resident of Saskatchewan, Canada. He was on a working holiday in Australia after arriving in Sydney on 28 March 1970 on a twelve month visa. After travelling for a short time he was employed by the Woods and Forest Department as a labourer. He intended to work for them for six weeks before travelling to New Zealand.

On the day of his disappearance, Gordon had attended a party in Beachport and been drinking with the friend who subsequently reported him missing. The friend stated that he left the party to take his girlfriend home and asked another male to take Gordon home. The other male stated that he took another female home first and when he returned to the party Gordon was no longer there. Gordon has not been seen or heard from since. Police suspect that Gordon has been murdered.

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

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