DESCRIPTION:

  • 30 to 50 years of age.
  • Light Skinned.
  • Approximately 175cm (5 feet 9 inches) tall.
  • Solid build.
  • Dark brown hair.
  • Wearing a grey cardigan with green/grey and off white stripes, a grey/blue roll neck jumper and yellow skivvy, bone coloured “Yakka” brand jeans, a brown belt with a silver buckle, red socks and ‘Palermo’ brown leather shoes.

 

QUICK CASE FACTS:

  • 30-50 year old, well dressed male.
  • Located just off Great Eastern Highway, near Chidlow Rifle Range. Now named the Mundaring Marksman Range.
  • Had a gunshot wound to the chest.
  • Wearing smart casual clothing.
  • A pig skin money belt was located nearby.

 

BACKGROUND:

The Chidlow Rifle Range is next to the new Mundaring Marksman Range, Great Eastern Highway, Sawyers Valley. Great Eastern Highway is a main thoroughfare between Perth and Kalgoorlie and is the main arterial route to the eastern states from Western Australia.

 

CASE DETAILS:

Around 4.50pm on Sunday 27 August 1978, the body of a deceased man was found in bushland near the Chidlow Rifle Range, Great Eastern Highway, Chidlow by a family bushwalking in the area.

The scene was 60 metres southeast of Great Eastern Highway and 35 metres from the entrance track to the Chidlow Rifle Range. It is unknown if this is the location the male was murdered, as there were indications at the scene, suggesting he may have been dragged to the location and partly concealed by branches. A forensic examination of the scene suggests the unidentified male may have been deceased for approximately 2-3 months

A post mortem examination revealed that the man had died of a gunshot to the chest.

The male’s standard of dress was smart casual and in good condition; he was not dressed for manual work or walking through the bush that surrounds the area where he was discovered.

Also located with the male was a men’s Seiko Actus watch, the watch is described as of good quality with a, kinetic action self-winding model that was current at the time. This watch was produced for and sold on the Japanese market.

Subsequent investigations were unable to identify the victim or the person(s) responsible for the unidentified adult males murder.

If you have any information about the death of this unidentified adult male or have information as to his identity, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make an online report below. Please remember that you can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are offered.

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