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Case File 1236DFNSW


Gordana Kotevski
Missing since November 24, 1994 from Charlestown, New South Wales, Australia.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Kotevski was last seen at 20.30 in Charlestown, New South Wales on November 24, 1994.
She was kidnapped as she walked to her aunt's house from a suburban Newcastle shopping centre. Kotevski's aunt heard what sounded like a scream outside the house at about 20.45, but when she looked outside she saw only a four-wheel drive vehicle going off down the street.

By about 21.30 when Gordana had not turned up, relatives found on the footpath outside her aunt's house, a torn shopping bag that she had been carrying containing her purse, a new item of clothing and socks. Witnesses have revealed that the vehicle was a white Hi-Lux 4WD but of unknown registration. The driver was not seen.

In 1998 the Strike Force Fenwick was set up to investigate the disappearance of up to 20 young people from the Newcastle area over a 20-year period.
In 1999 checks were again carried out on vehicles similar to that used in her kidnapping. Owners of around 300 white Toyota Hi-Lux 4WD`s were contacted by detectives, making inquiries and asking to inspect their vehicles. The white Toyota Hilux remains a major focus in the investigation.

On July 29, 2000 police forensic scientists cordoned off the street of Kotevski's aunts' home. Detectives met with the parents of Gordana days before the reconstruction operation took place. It has been revealed that six witnesses have undergone hypnosis in an attempt to help police with their investigations. One of the witnesses was able to able to provide a description of suspect seen seated in the rear of the white Hi-Lux as it sped away. Police have released an identikit of the suspect and have called the public to help identify him.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

the National Missing Persons Unit
1800 000 634

Charlestown Police Station
049 42-9955

Source Information:
the National Missing Persons Unit
NSW Legislative Assembly

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