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  1. #1
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    Mar 2016

    Australia - Gail King, 28, pregnant, Minlaton, SA, 7 July 1997

    I cannot find a thread about Gail, so I hope it's ok that I start one.


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    Gail King Disappeared on July 7, 1997, presumed murdered.
    The Brahma Lodge mother, 28, was last seen leaving her holiday home at Minlaton, on Yorke Peninsula, SA. Police have searched a location on southern Yorke Peninsula for her remains after receiving information from the public, but no arrest has been made.
    King is described as 28 years, 175 cm’s, 85 kg’s, heavy build, olive complexion, brown wavy hair which was pushed back and below the shoulder and she has brown eyes. King was last seen wearing loose fitting type clothing. Also missing is her black vinyl handbag 30cm by 20cm, gold clasp, 60cm shoulder strap, containing keys, personal papers, photographs and a black wallet type purse which may have contained $200.00.
    The matter has been declared a major crime and if any person knows the whereabouts of King or can assist with the investigation could they please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

    Gail worked with my mother-in-law at the time of her disappearance. Her body has never been found. Her killer has never been brought to justice. Somebody knows something.
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  2. #2
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    Mar 2016

    Ms King, 28, has not been seen since she left her holiday home at Minlaton, on Yorke Peninsula, on July 7, 1997.
    Her de facto husband, Marvyn Upton – the key suspect in the case – has told police she told him she needed to return to Adelaide for a work meeting. Mr Upton said when he returned to their Brahma Lodge home the next day it was locked and Ms King's Toyota Corolla was in the driveway.
    Since Ms King's disappearance there has been no attempt to access her bank account, despite it containing a significant sum of money.
    Ms King's two children, Tyson, now 16, and Bethany, now 13, live with Mr Upton at Minlaton.
    Det-Insp Crameri said detectives had one suspect in the case and he had been interviewed about Ms King's disappearance.
    "But we are still seeking information from any member of the public who may have information about her car coming back to Adelaide from the Yorke Peninsula," he said.

  3. #3
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    Mar 2016

    Gail and her partner Marvyn Upton were renovating their second home at Minlaton on Yorke Peninsula when something happened that overturned her life.
    Gail, three months' pregnant, told Marvyn she had to return suddenly to Adelaide for a work meeting.
    The mother of two got into her Toyota Corolla and drove away. It was the last Marvyn and children, Tyson, then 5, and Bethany, 3, saw of her.

  4. #4
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    Dec 2008
    Quote Originally Posted by ms madge View Post
    That is confusing, car was left there or not?
    Trust Your Instincts

  5. #5
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    Mar 2016
    Her car was found in the driveway of her home. Her partner said she left their holiday early, for a work meeting, but when he got home, her car was in the driveway, the house was locked. He claims she'd been inside and taken some things (photo albums) but police say it was never established if she entered the house.

    I think without confirmed sightings of Gail on the 7th July 1997 from someone other than her partner, it could be assumed that Gail never left Minlaton.

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