Coroner's Court of Western Australia

Inquest into the Death of John Lindsay FIELD

Inquest into the Death of John Lindsay FIELD

Delivered on :31 May 2018

Delivered at : Perth

Finding of : Coroner Linton

Recommendations :N/A

Orders/Rules : N/A

Suppression Order : N/A

Summary : The deceased was a widower and 66 years old when he went missing on the evening of 13 May 1976. The deceased told his daughter that he was going to make a phone call.  The deceased’s daughter saw the deceased drive away in his blue Ford Falcon.  He never returned.

At the time he left the house he appeared to his daughter to be in a very depressed state of mind, which she believed was due to it being the one year anniversary of his wife’s death.

The deceased was reported missing to police the following day, being 14 May 1976 and despite every endeavour being made by the police to find the deceased in 1976 he has not been found.

At the conclusion of the inquest the Coroner was satisfied beyond all reasonable doubt the deceased died on or about the time he disappeared in May 1976. The Coroner found there was insufficient evidence to make a finding as to the manner of death and accordingly made an open finding as to the manner of death.

Catch Words : Missing person : Open Finding.

Last updated: 30-Apr-2019

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