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Personal Information

Photo
Surname
Dark
Given Name
Milagros
Alternative Name
Mila
Photo After Aging (Age Progression)
Status
Deceased

Demographics

Date of Birth
January 1, 1954
Birthplace
Age
36
Age Group
30s
Age as of Today
68
Gender
Female
Hair Color
Black
Eye Color
Dark
Height (ft'in")
Height (cm)
Height Range
Weight (lbs)
Weight (kg)
0
Weight Range in Pounds
Build
Ethnicity
Asian
Distinguishing Characteristics
Photo of Distinguishing Feature
Medical
Physical Abnormality
Tattoos
Tattoo Location
Tattoo Theme
Tattoo Subject
Scars & Other Marks
Piercings
Shoe Size
Nationality
Philippines
Languages Spoken

Possessions

Clothing (Key Word)
Clothing (Full Description)
Possessions / Accessories
Photo of Clothing or Accessories

Location

Address
Churchill National Park
City
Melbourne
Province or State
Victoria
Country
Australia
Postal Code
Latitude
-37.9582
Longitude
145.2606

Circumstances

Date of Disappearance
February 14, 1990
Notes
Milagros Dark In 1990, Leonardi had formed a good relationship with another immigrant, Filipina Milagros Dark (Mila), who was also working as a maid at the club and whom Leonardi supervised. The two often spoke and Leonardi had frequently taken Mila home in Noble Park despite it being completely out of his way. Mila was also married to a gentleman approximately 12-15 years her senior by the name of Neville Lawrence Dark. On February 14, 1990, Neville reported Mila missing a search was launched. Her remains would be located three days later on February 17 in Churchill National Park in Endeavour Hills, approximately 10km away from her home. The cause of death was assault and a beating; her head had been wrapped in a plastic bag. Her husband was an initial target of the investigation but in August 1991 he was acquitted due to lack of evidence. He pointed towards Leonardi as a potential alternative suspect, but the coroner did not find a legitimate basis for the accusation. * At the time of her death, Mila was in her 30s. Some sources say 36, others 39.
Taken From (Location)
Circumstances
Married or Dating Couple, Multiple Persons Killed, Multiple Victims, Prior Communication, Traveling Abroad
Vehicle
License Plate
Photo of Vehicle
Suspect
Suspect Description
The initial suspect was her husband Neville Dark. He was acquitted in 1991 due to lack of evidence.
Photo of Suspect

Recovered Remains

Date of Recovery
February 17, 1990
Time of Death
Within Three Days
Cause of Death
Beaten to Death, Assault
Description of Recovery
Her remains were located in Churchilll Park in Endeavour Hills, approximately 10km from her home. She was beaten to death and her head was wrapped in a plastic bag.
Recovery of Remains
Forest
Tested Against (No Match)

Further Details

In-Depth Case Overview:
The Melbourne Club Connection
Map of Key Locations
My Map
Relevant Media
See Also
Nenita Evans (Case #2141), Anna Pontarollo (Case #2140)
Notice URL
Austrlian Missing Person Register
Poster(s)
Other Photos
Case File Photos

Contact Police

Contact Agency
Missing Persons: Australian Federal Police
Contact Police (Email)
missing@afp.gov.au
Contact Police (Phone)
(1-800) 000 - 634
Contact Police (Local)
0
Contact Police (Website)
Missing Persons AU
Alternative Contact
Crime Stoppers: (1-800) 333 - 000

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