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- Jun 9, 2016
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https://www.crimestopperswa.com.au/open-cases/leela-mcdougall/Nearly seven long years have passed since the disappearance of the then 40 year old Antonio POPIC, 27 year old Chantelle McDOUGALL and her 6 year old daughter Leela, causing family and friends to hold fears that something sinister may have happened to them. Since July 2007, the trio have not been seen or heard from at all, leading to missing persons reports being filed in October 2007 by the parents of Chantelle, and then again in November 2007 by Antonios brother. Their last known residence in Nannup was discovered abandoned with all their belongings left behind untouched. Despite extensive inquiries by police and their families, with known associates, child care officials and financial institutions their whereabouts still remain unknown.
[h=1]Fate of Australian doomsday internet cult family from Nannup, Western Australia remains mystery[/h]
THE second last time Bruce Blackburn set eyes on Simon Kadwill before he disappeared with his young family and their male lodger in 2007, he was surprised at Kadwills calm and relaxed mood.
Surprised because on previous occasions when hed encountered his neighbour, Kadwill had been a hot, paranoid mess, ranting and raving about electromagnetic fields and getting so worked up hed break out in hives.
Life next door to the strange Englishman had become difficult in recent months due to Kadwills extreme reaction to plans by utilities company Western Power to install a nearby power pole with a transformer.
Kadwill, 45, moved into the rented property in tiny Nannup, Western Australia, with his much younger girlfriend Chantelle McDougall and the couples daughter Leela, six, about three years earlier. Their friend, 42-year-old Tony Popic lived in a caravan parked outside the house.
Locals were familiar with Kadwills noisy tirades about some sort of conspiracy against Leela and himself by diverting electromagnetic waves towards their home, but put it down to eccentricity.
What they didnt know at the time was their strange but undeniably charismatic neighbour was operating an internet doomsday cult called the Truth Fellowship, which had roughly 40 followers worldwide.
Afer the family became the subject of a national, then international police search, his cult ties emerged along with the revelation that Simon Kadwill was actually Gary Feltham. According to investigators, Feltham had stolen the identity of a former associate in the 1990s.
One day in July 2007, Kadwill, McDougall, Leela and Popic drove away from their Nannup residence forever, leaving behind wallets, credit cards and dirty plates on the table. A note scrawled with the words Gone to Brazil was found stuck to the front door by their landlord a few days later.
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/re...y/news-story/838f1baa6a6d069e3033df8b57ce88eeThe last official sighting of the four was on July 13, 2007 in the WA town of Busselton where they sold a car to a local dealer for $4000 and drove away in a waiting vehicle. Popics father Joe told police he had recently given his son $25,000 to take care of what he had believed to be a legal matter.
Police initially thought that they may have sneaked out of the country to New Zealand before travelling to Rio Branco, a Brazilian city known for its religious cults that both McDougall and Kadwill mentioned in conversation before they vanished.
However, immigration authorities have no record of the group leaving the country and their bank accounts have remained untouched, raising fears the four were dead, possibly even murdered.