Coroner's Court of Western Australia

Inquest into the Death of Ian SHARDLOW

Delivered on - 11 April 2014

Delivered at - Perth

Finding of - Coroner King

Recommendations - N/A

Orders/Rules - N/A

Suppression Order - N/A

Summary - The deceased was a 76 year old man who on 16 August 2012 sailed his six metre catamaran sailboat from Bunbury and never returned.  An extensive search failed to locate the deceased.

The inquest focused on the circumstances of the suspected death and whether the Coroner was satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that death occurred and the cause and manner of death.

The Coroner found the deceased died on 16 August 2012 at Geographe Bay off Busselton from a gunshot wound to the head. The manner of death was open finding.

Catch Words - Missing person – emergency search – open finding


Last updated: 12-Jan-2024

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