Damian Jay CAUCHI


Damian Jay Cauchi

Aged 21 at the time of his disappearance

Last seen in the St. Agnes area, SA in August 1998


Caucasian, 183 cm tall, slim to muscular build, fair freckled complexion, short brown/auburn hair and blue eyes. If anyone has seen this man, or has information regarding his whereabouts, please contact: BankSA Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.


Damian Cauchi was living in Adelaide and has been missing since 23 August 1998. Damian was very interested in computers. His family hold serious concerns for his safety and welfare.


Damian Jay: Not Forgotten - You Tube clip by Damian's niece


Police believe two drug dealers killed by same man

WHEN Damian Jay Cauchi left his Mt Gambier home for a city adventure more than a decade ago, he wanted to pursue a career in computer programming.

Instead, Mr Cauchi, then 21, became tangled in Adelaide's drug scene just weeks after his move, then disappeared without a trace.

Mr Cauchi has not been seen nor heard from since August 23, 1998, when he was spotted in St Agnes, in Adelaide's northeastern suburbs.

His father, Jim, spoke publicly six years after the disappearance, saying his son had started a computer programming course but it was believed he had turned to drugs and criminal activities.

At the time of Mr Cauchi's last reported sighting, he was seen with a man who is a suspect in another drug-related murder.

Police have since revealed this man is possibly implicated in the murder of drug dealer Russell Bradshaw, who has been missing since 1992.

In 2004, Major Crime detectives revealed they had information suggesting the two cases might be connected.

It is believed Mr Cauchi and Bradshaw are buried in scrubland at Perponda, 20km northwest of Borrika in the Murray Mallee.

A search of the area in late February 2004 failed to reveal any signs of either body but police would not publicly reveal why they believed both bodies were buried there.