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Daniel Nicholas SHEPPARD

Missing Person Daniel Sheppard
  • Missing since: Sunday, January 1, 1995
  • Last seen: Port Adelaide SA
  • Jurisdiction: SA
  • Year of birth: 1975
  • Age now: 42
  • Gender: Male
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Height: 165cm
  • Build: Slim
  • Hair: Blonde, Red
  • Complexion: Fair
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Reward offered: $200,000


On 31 December 1994, Daniel Sheppard, then aged 19 years, attended New Year’s Eve celebrations with his brother and friends at Lennies Tavern Glenelg, before catching a tram into the city to continue celebrations in Hindley Street, Adelaide.
In the early hours of New Year’s Day 1995, Daniel walked alone to the Adelaide Railway Station and boarded the 4.13am train to Outer Harbor in order to go home. There were approximately 30 other commuters on the train, including three girls he knew from school. On the train Daniel told two of the girls: "I'm partied out ... I'm going home to crash." Daniel was described as being moderately intoxicated but still in control of his faculties.
At 4.35am Daniel got off the train at the Port Adelaide Train Station and was seen on the southern pedestrian ramp walking towards Baynes Place. He was last seen wearing Blue jeans and a maroon denim shirt.
The walk home should have taken 10 minutes but Daniel was never seen again. Police suspect he has been murdered.
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