Case 163: Joanne Ratcliffe & Kirste Gordon

Nov 27, 2020, 09:15 PM

On August 25 1973, 12,000 South Australian National Football League spectators packed into Adelaide Oval to watch the North Adelaide Roosters take on the Norwood Redlegs. During the game’s third and penultimate quarter, 11-year-old Joanne Ratcliffe was given permission by her parents to escort 4-year-old Kirste Gordon to the toilet. But the girls never returned.

Casefile would like to give a special thanks to Suzie Ratcliffe for her assistance with this episode

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host
Researched and written by Elsha McGill
Creative Director: Milly Raso

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