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Personal Information

Photo
Surname
Gordon
Given Name
Kirste
Alternative Name
Photo After Aging (Age Progression)
Status
Missing

Demographics

Date of Birth
January 1, 1969
Birthplace
Age
4
Age Group
Toddler
Age as of Today
54
Gender
Female
Hair Color
Blonde
Eye Color
Blue
Height (ft'in")
3'4
Height (cm)
102
Height Range
3'0" - 3'6"
Weight (lbs)
Weight (kg)
0
Weight Range in Pounds
Build
Ethnicity
Caucasian
Distinguishing Characteristics
Birthmark, Freckles, Scar
Photo of Distinguishing Feature
Medical
Physical Abnormality
Tattoos
Tattoo Location
Tattoo Theme
Tattoo Subject
Scars & Other Marks
Slight scar above bridge of nose. Birthmarks at the base of spine and below the hairline. Fair complected with light freckles
Piercings
Shoe Size
Nationality
Australia
Languages Spoken

Possessions

Clothing (Key Word)
Shirt: Purple, Shirt: Jumper, Shoes: Brown, Skirt: White
Clothing (Full Description)
Purple Jumper, White Pleated Skirt, White Pantyhose,and Brown Shoes
Possessions / Accessories
Photo of Clothing or Accessories

Location

Address
Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Dr.
City
South Australia
Province or State
Adelaide
Country
Australia
Postal Code
5006
Latitude
-34.9155
Longitude
138.5964

Circumstances

Date of Disappearance
August 25, 1973
Notes
Joanne Ratcliffe and Kirste Gordan were both attending the South Australian National Football League game with their families. Joanne was attending with her parents and Kirste with her grandmother. The families both held season passes and had been sitting side by side for weeks, so they all felt comfortable allowing Joanne to walk Kirste to the restroom. They had gone to the restroom together earlier in the game, but Kirste asked to go again so Joanne walked her. The girls failed to return and a search was put into place. The families learned that several witnesses had seen the children leaving the arena with an unidentified male. Three of the witnesses though Joanne seemed upset. Joanne, Kirste and the unknown man were also seen about 90 minutes later outside of the arena approximately 3km away. The man has never been identified.
Location of the Disappearance or Crime Scene
Sporting Event
Potential Circumstances
Busy Location, Multiple Persons Abducted, Multiple Victims, Public Event, Seen with Stranger, Sporting Event, With Others
Vehicle
License Plate
Photo of Vehicle
Suspect
Man
Suspect Description
Photo of Suspect

Recovered Remains

Date of Recovery
Time of Death
Cause of Death
Description of Recovery
Recovery of Remains
Tested Against (No Match)

Further Details

In-Depth Case Overview:
Map of Key Locations
Relevant Media
See Also
Joanne Ratcliffe (Case #1596) Possibly connected to the disappearance of siblings Arnna Beaumont (Case #1586), Jane Beaumont (Case #1585), and Grant Beaumont (Case #1584)
Notice URL
www.doenetwork.org/cases-int/576dfsau.html
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)
Contact Police (Website)
www.missingpersons.gov.au/view-all-profiles
Alternative Contact
South Australian Police: (8) 8207 - 5000

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