John Henry QUINN
Crimestoppers WA -
John Henry Quinn was born in June 1932 and was working as a seaman on the
vessel MV Iron Whyalla. He was the
father of two children.
On Sunday 10 January 1982, Mr Quinn arrived aboard the vessel MV
Iron Whyalla, in Port Hedland.
Mr Quinn went ashore and began drinking at a licensed premises in Port Hedland.
Soon after, he was joined by a fellow crewmate. Mr Quinn had befriended two
Aboriginal women at this location. After a quick drink, the crewmate left to
return to the ship just after dark, as the ship’s crew were instructed to do by
their superior officers and left Mr Quinn at the location with the two females.
Mr Quinn did not return to the ship that night and on Friday 15 January 1982,
the ship departed Port Hedland. Mr Quinn had not returned to the ship by the
departure date and a senior officer was notified. All of Mr Quinn’s personal
belongings were still on board the vessel.
If you have any information about the disappearance of John Henry Quinn or his
movements around Port Hedland on Sunday 10 January 1982, please contact Crime
Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make an online
report below. Please remember that you can remain anonymous if you wish
and rewards are offered.