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Vic ANDREW VINCENT KEARNEY: Missing from Burwood, Victoria - August 22nd 1981 - Age 17

Discussion in 'Australia: Missing & Unidentified' started by Trent28, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. Trent28

    Trent28 New Member

    Andrew Vincent Kearney left his home in Burwood at 9am on Friday August 21st 1981 to travel via public transport to an appointment at Dandenong Hospital later that day. He never made it to the appointment and has not been seen or heard from since.
    He had with him a long wooden box that he usually carried radio aerials in, however it is believed he might have had a rifle in the box on August 21st as subsequent searches of the house revealed that the rifle was missing. He also took with him an ounce of gold, but left behind his wallet and ID cards.
    He had been suffering from anxiety in relation to his upcoming HSC exams.
    There was a sighting of Andrew in November 1981 on a Melbourne train by a person who had attended the same school, but the sighting wasn't investigated because the person was unaware that Andrew's disappearance was ongoing.

    Andrew is my first cousin once-removed.
    Andrew's mother passed away 3 years ago with no answers and his father is suffering from dementia and poor health.
    Andrew's older brother also suffers from dementia and Parkinson's disease.

    edit to add media link: https://www.crimewatchers.net/forum...u-have-a-tip-isnt-it-time-to-call-it-in.4544/
     

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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

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  3. Trent28

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  4. Angela

    Angela Member

    It is sad that there not been any information
    But we can still keep a look out
    I also feel sorry for your family as well and not knowing where our loved ones are or what happened is not good
    But sometimes cases like this can be solved as times goes on
     
  5. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Andrew and his family would be so pleased to know that you're still getting the word out there!

    :welcome: to our forum!
     
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  6. Trent28

    Trent28 New Member

    Thank you.

    Andrew's disappearance caused his Mother unimaginable distress right up until the time of her death a few years ago.
    His father continues to struggle with it in failing physical and mental health.

    I have received the police files through FOI but it's a frustrating pile of head scratching memoranda.
    The MSM reports reveal many confusing inconsistencies in the details of Andrew's life leading up to his disappearance.
     

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  7. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I read the article and I'm curious about which details are inaccurate?
     
  8. Trent28

    Trent28 New Member

    There are quite a few other MSM articles that contradict details from this article. I don’t know which details are inaccurate.
     
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  9. Simon

    Simon New Member

    Hi Trent. I cannot shed anymore light on Andrew’s disappearance other than provide you some background into his adolescence as he was a school friend of mine. Andrew and 3 other boys (one since deceased) had much contact with Andrew 6 months prior to his disappearance. We were all shocked at his missing person status and feared he had self harmed. I can provide you more personal information about Andrew from a 16 year old school boy memories in a different forum. Regards
     
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  10. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Thank you for weighing in! I hope Trent sees your message straight away.
     
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  11. Trent28

    Trent28 New Member

    Thank you Simon. I would love to meet up and have a chat if possible?
     
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