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NSW GORDANA KOTEVSKI: Missing from Charlestown, NSW - 24 November 1994 - Age 16

Discussion in 'Australia: Missing & Unidentified' started by Scorpio, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

    gordana-kotevski.jpg
    https://www.missingpersons.gov.au/who-missing/nsw/kotevski-gordana
    • Missing since: Thursday, November 24, 1994
    • Last seen: Charlestown NSW
    • Jurisdiction: NSW
    • Year of birth: 1977
    • Age now: 39
    • Gender: Female
    • Height: 160cm
    • Build: Slim
    • Hair: Black
    • Complexion: Olive
    Circumstances: Gordana Kotevski was last seen at Charlestown on 24 November 1994. A white 4WD was seen in the area at the time. There are concerns for Gordana's safety and welfare.
    If you have information that may assist police to locate Gordana please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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  2. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

  3. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

    f969459e15b636911c1986d39ea5a9fc.jpe
    A white Toyota Hilux similar to the one police believe was used in the abduction of Gordana.
     
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    Scorpio Bronze Member

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    Scorpio Bronze Member

    http _prod.static9.net.au___media_2017_02_03_19_29_0302_gordana3.ashx w=603.jpe
    Sketches of Gordana's abductors. They are very distinctive looking. In fact, they both look a lot alike. Could they be brothers?
     
  6. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Perhaps, or it might be the style of the artist. I think Carl's recons look similar a lot of the time, and I can usually spot his work quickly just due to his artistic style.

    If I look at these two, the noses and jaws don't match, really.
     
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  7. MissyMoo

    MissyMoo Bronze Member

    Thanks for starting this for Gordana @Scorpio.
    I watched the video upthread was surprised to hear NSWPOL say it was random, i remember it differently.
    It was reported at the time that she had been stalked by somebody in the leadup to her disappearance. And she had been really quite frightened by it. (The police may have cleared that up early on though of course)
     
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    Kimster Director Staff Member

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  10. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ners-claim-four-cold-case-disappearances.html

    'You've got to look at them as a package': Coroner's startling claim that mysteriously abducted teenager was one of FOUR young women murdered by serial killer dubbed The Spook

    A former coroner believes the disappearances of four women who vanished on a 23km stretch of highway in the late 70s and early 90s may be linked.

    Amanda Robinson, 14, Leanne Goodall, 20, Robyn Hickie, 18, all disappeared while waiting at bus stops between December 30 1978 and April 21, 1979. Fifteen years later, Gordana Kotevski, 16, disappeared just metres from her aunt's house after walking home from a shopping centre in November 1994.

    Former State Coroner John Abernethy told News Corp he believes one person or group may have been responsible for all the disappearances, all in the Newcastle area. Her body has not been found and despite several investigations, there have been very few leads other than a four-wheel drive that was seen leaving the area at the time.

    Her sister Karolina Jagurinoski told a November 2002 inquest of a guy Gordana nicknamed 'The Spook' who bothered her at work and forced her to quit. The inquest ultimately concluded she had been murdered.

    'Gordana said there was this fellow bothering her at work, hanging around and bugging her and she didn't like him,' she told the inquest. 'She didn't know him. I think he just saw her at the deli once and got carried away with her.'

    Belinda Milikovic told True Crime Australia The Spook would appear at Pizza Hut, the deli, and even shopping centre change rooms. 'We just started to notice him being around, he'd be at the Pizza Hut, he was at the deli, we just started to notice him,' she told the publication.

    The Spook appeared frequently and Gordana had told her mother, aunt, and friends about him. To this date, he has not been found, but police have created an image of him and believe there may be a link between the description, and a man in the Toyota four-wheel drive used in her abduction.
     
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    Scorpio Bronze Member

  12. Cyndahrella

    Cyndahrella Active Member


    If 3 women disappeared in the late 70s, it is odd that that perp would wait that long to kidnap this girl. Maybe in jail and recently got out?
     
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  13. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    The suspected murders of 4 women from the New South Wales Hunter area is being re-investigated by a brand new police strike pressure.

    One of many woman’s circumstances was by no means investigated by police, whereas two weren’t reported to the coroner till 20 years after their disappearance.

    “I hope to God they get solutions for a few of us, it is hell on earth, heartache and struggling for 40 years,” mentioned Anne Robinson, the mom of one of many lacking women.

    A brand new NSW Police strike pressure will reopen the chilly case investigation into the disappearances and suspected murders of 4 girls within the state’s Hunter area in hte 1970s.

    College scholar Leanne Goodall, 20, vanished after leaving the Star Resort in Newcastle in December, 1978, whereas dental nurse Robyn Hickie was kidnapped on her technique to meet mates at Belmont within the Lake Macquarie area.

    A fortnight later Amanda Robinson, 14, was snatched at Swansea, someplace between the Pacific Freeway and Lake Highway, as she was strolling house from a college dance.
    About 15 years after that, schoolgirl Gordana Kotevski was strolling house from a close-by mall when she was additionally kidnapped by two males in a white car at Charlestown.

    One of many woman’s circumstances was by no means investigated by police, whereas two weren’t reported to the coroner till 20 years after their disappearance.

    Former state coroner John Abernethy resided over the 2002 inquest into the woman’s disappearances within the 1970s the place backpacker assassin Ivan Milat gave proof.

    Mr Abernethy advised 9News the preliminary police investigation was poor and that the ladies’ circumstances “had fallen by means of the cracks”.

    “These are lacking youngsters, they only do not disappear into skinny air,” Mr Abernethy mentioned.

    “The preliminary police investigation was perfunctory at greatest, it was simply not a very good investigation.”


    The 4 lacking people are College scholar Leanne Goodall, 20, dental nurse Robyn Hickie, schoolgirl Gordana Kotevski and 14-year-old Amanda Robinson.


    9News can reveal a brand new strike pressure – comprising of seasoned detectives from Lake Macquarie police – is re-investigating the suspected murders of Amanda, Robyn and Gordana.
    Lake Macquarie Superintendent Danny Sullivan mentioned 4 detectives, led by Detective Sergeant Krisit Faber, can be devoted to engaged on the circumstances for subsequent a number of months underneath Strike Pressure Arapaima.

    “These issues struck on the core of the group in Lake Macquarie,” Superintendent Sullivan mentioned.

    “That strike pressure will re- look at the investigation into the unsolved lacking individuals circumstances within the Lake Macquarie area.”

    Police are hoping the strike pressure will result in new clues concerning the disappearances of the 4 girls.
    Gordana’s aunt Julie Talevski nonetheless campaigns within the hope sooner or later her niece’s killer shall be caught and is hoping police will provide a reward of $1 million within the close to future.
    “She was only a lovely younger girl with a coronary heart of gold, who would do something for her household and mates,” Ms Talevski mentioned.

    “There’s happiness that sure, somebody is taking a look at this critically once more, however then comes the ache of reopening a wound that may by no means heal.”

    Former state coroner John Abernethy resided over the 2002 inquest into the woman’s disappearances within the 1970s however was advised the ladies’ circumstances had ‘fallen by means of the cracks’.


    The ladies’ circumstances weren’t correctly checked out or reported to the coroner till detectives from Strike Pressure Fenwick took cost nearly 20 years later.

    “They fell between the cracks and had been forgotten about till Fenwick got here alongside and actually turned them over however by then it was too late,” Mr Abernethy mentioned.

    Police are calling on any with data will come ahead and inspired to name Crime Stoppers on 180 333 000.
    https://www.thetodaypress.com/2019/06/05/teens-cold-case-murder-investigation-reopened/
     
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    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    Police reopen cold cases for three missing teens previously linked with dying serial killer Ivan Milat

    NSW Police is re-examining the disappearance of three women who went missing from the late 1970s and 1990s after previous investigations involving serial killer Ivan Milat were bungled.

    The girls’ disappearances from the NSW Hunter Region are being looked at again by a newly established task force, according to 9 News.

    Robyn Hickie, 18, a dental nurse, was taken as she made her way to meet friends at a party in Belmont, 20km from the Newcastle CBD. She was last seen on the Pacific Highway.

    Two weeks after Ms Hickie’s disappearance, Amanda Robinson, 14, was abducted at Swansea in 1979. She was last seen walking along Lake Road, where she’d been at a dance.

    And in 1994, Gordana Kotevski, 16, was walking from a suburban Newcastle shopping centre to her aunt’s house when she disappeared. It’s believed she was taken about 8.45pm in Charlestown. The young woman had been out Christmas shopping before she was taken.

    A new team of Lake Macquarie detectives, Strike Force Arapaima, has been established to investigate the disappearance of Amanda, Robyn and Gordana.

    The team of detectives, led by Detective Sergeant Kristi Faber, will spend the next few months re-examining the missing person cases.

    Leanne Goodall was 20 when she also disappeared after leaving the Star Hotel in Newcastle. The university student went missing in December of 1979. Her disappearance was previously grouped with Gordana, Robyn and Amanda’s and investigated at a 2002 inquest. Ms Goodall’s disappearance will not be reinvestigated by the newly established task force.

    “I hope to God they get answers for some of us. It’s hell on earth, heartache and suffering for 40 years,” said Amanda’s mother Anne Robinson.

    Strike Force Fenwick was established in 1998 to investigate the disappearance of up to 20 young people from the greater Newcastle region over a 20-year period.

    As part of Fenwick’s investigations, the owners of about 300 white Toyota Hiluxes were questioned and had their vehicles searched by authorities.

    This was due to witness accounts linking the vehicle to Gordana’s abduction.

    “She was seen leaving the Charlestown (Square) area,” Clive Small, former detective and assistant commissioner of NSW Police told news.com.au in 2016. “She was seen on the street, near the house she was going to, and she was abducted off the street by two young blokes.” Mr Small is dubious about suggestions Milat could have been involved in Gordana’s disappearance.

    It had been thought the notorious serial killer, who lived in the Hunter Region in the late 1970s, could have been linked to various disappearances.

    A witness, Audrey Barnard, said she’d seen two young, “athletic” men standing near the boot of a white Toyota Hilux in Gordana’s neighbourhood at the time.

    “I saw two figures standing at the rear. They were half turned towards each other and they were moving their arms about in an animated fashion,” she said.

    A 2002 inquest on the four disappearances included testimony from Milat.

    The notorious backpacker killer recently spent time in a Sydney hospital and is believed to be close to death as he receives treatment for advanced oesophageal cancer.

    There has been conjecture over the years from investigators that Milat may have unnamed victims. Milat has never confessed to any of his crimes and maintains he is innocent.

    Former NSW coroner John Abernathy, who presided over the 2002 inquest on the girls’ disappearances, said the investigations were not properly handled by police, and he believed the girls’ cases had “had fallen through the cracks”.

    “These are missing teenagers, they just don’t disappear into thin air,” Mr Abernethy told 9 News.

    “The initial police investigation was perfunctory at best. It was just not a good investigation.”

    Lake Macquarie Superintendent Danny Sullivan said the unsolved cases “struck at the core of the community in Lake Macquarie”.
    https://apple.news/A9kI38kDvQ5WUlZOB2FMzrg
     
  15. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    NSW Police is re-examining the disappearance of three women who went missing from the late 1970s and 1990s after previous investigations involving serial killer Ivan Milat were bungled.

    The girls’ disappearances from the NSW Hunter Region are being looked at again by a newly established task force, according to 9 News.

    Robyn Hickie, 18, a dental nurse, was taken as she made her way to meet friends at a party in Belmont, 20km from the Newcastle CBD. She was last seen on the Pacific Highway.

    Two weeks after Ms Hickie’s disappearance, Amanda Robinson, 14, was abducted at Swansea in 1979. She was last seen walking along Lake Road, where she’d been at a dance.

    And in 1994, Gordana Kotevski, 16, was walking from a suburban Newcastle shopping centre to her aunt’s house when she disappeared. It’s believed she was taken about 8.45pm in Charlestown. The young woman had been out Christmas shopping before she was taken.

    A new team of Lake Macquarie detectives, Strike Force Arapaima, has been established to investigate the disappearance of Amanda, Robyn and Gordana.

    The team of detectives, led by Detective Sergeant Kristi Faber, will spend the next few months re-examining the missing person cases.

    Leanne Goodall was 20 when she also disappeared after leaving the Star Hotel in Newcastle. The university student went missing in December of 1979. Her disappearance was previously grouped with Gordana, Robyn and Amanda’s and investigated at a 2002 inquest. Ms Goodall’s disappearance will not be reinvestigated by the newly established task force.

    “I hope to God they get answers for some of us. It’s hell on earth, heartache and suffering for 40 years,” said Amanda’s mother Anne Robinson.


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    Amanda Robinson was abducted when she was 14 at Swansea while she was attending a dance.Source:News Corp Australia

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    Gordana Kotevski disappeared in Charlestown in 1994 when she was 17. Picture: Sue GrahamSource:News Corp Australia

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    Robyn Hickie was last seen on the Pacific Highway as she made her way to a party.Source:News Limited

    Strike Force Fenwick was established in 1998 to investigate the disappearance of up to 20 young people from the greater Newcastle region over a 20-year period.

    As part of Fenwick’s investigations, the owners of about 300 white Toyota Hiluxes were questioned and had their vehicles searched by authorities.

    This was due to witness accounts linking the vehicle to Gordana’s abduction.

    “She was seen leaving the Charlestown (Square) area,” Clive Small, former detective and assistant commissioner of NSW Police told news.com.au in 2016. “She was seen on the street, near the house she was going to, and she was abducted off the street by two young blokes.” Mr Small is dubious about suggestions Milat could have been involved in Gordana’s disappearance.

    It had been thought the notorious serial killer, who lived in the Hunter Region in the late 1970s, could have been linked to various disappearances.

    A witness, Audrey Barnard, said she’d seen two young, “athletic” men standing near the boot of a white Toyota Hilux in Gordana’s neighbourhood at the time.

    “I saw two figures standing at the rear. They were half turned towards each other and they were moving their arms about in an animated fashion,” she said.

    [​IMG]
    Forensic police at the scene where Gordana Kotevski was abducted outside her aunt's home.Source:News Corp Australia
    A 2002 inquest on the four disappearances included testimony from Milat.

    The notorious backpacker killer recently spent time in a Sydney hospital and is believed to be close to death as he receives treatment for advanced oesophageal cancer.

    There has been conjecture over the years from investigators that Milat may have unnamed victims. Milat has never confessed to any of his crimes and maintains he is innocent.

    Former NSW coroner John Abernathy, who presided over the 2002 inquest on the girls’ disappearances, said the investigations were not properly handled by police, and he believed the girls’ cases had “had fallen through the cracks”.

    “These are missing teenagers, they just don’t disappear into thin air,” Mr Abernethy told 9 News.

    “The initial police investigation was perfunctory at best. It was just not a good investigation.”

    Lake Macquarie Superintendent Danny Sullivan said the unsolved cases “struck at the core of the community in Lake Macquarie”.
    https://www.news.com.au/national/ns...t/news-story/a40fae344082d7f5091730ce7357138a
     
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