Saturday, May 16, 1992

Radina Marie Djukich

Age at Time of Disappearance: 14 years old Last Seen: May 16, 1992 Location Perth, Western Australia. Classification: Missing Date Of Birth: July 29 1977 Height: 5'3" - 160 cm. Distinguishing Characteristics: She has a noticeable turned left eye. White female. Blue eyes, Auburn hair. Last Seen Wearing: Blue jeans ("JAG" brand), red jumper and sports shoes. Circumstances: Radina Djukich was reported missing by Ronald Joseph Buckland on May 16, 1992, six weeks after she was released into his care after an appearance in the Children's Court. At the time, Buckland was on parole after serving part of a six-year sentence for breaking and entering. He had an extensive criminal record, including convictions for assault and armed robbery. In 1982, he had been declared an habitual criminal. Buckland was not Radina's father in any legal sense, yet the Children's Court released her on a $1000 surety with the condition that she lived with Buckland and observed a 7pm to 7am curfew. When she disappeared Buckland said she had run away interstate. A year later, Buckland murdered his 18-year-old girlfriend, Vicki Robinson, after an argument, and buried her body in bush near Yanchep. He is serving a 20-year sentence for the crime. In 1996, Buckland told police Radina had been murdered but denied responsibility. He led officers on an unsuccessful search for her body around the Star Swamp in the Perth suburb of North Beach. Radina's mother, Christine Djukich, wants to know why her daughter was released into the care of a violent offender who claimed to be her father. If you have any information or sightings please contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

Thursday, May 14, 1992

Debra Joy Donnachy

Personal Details
Status: Murdered Body Located.
Missing 14 May 1992
Height (cm):160
Hair Colour:Auburn
Eye Colour:Hazel
Date of Disappearance:1992/05/14
Town/City:Armadale, Perth
Distinguishing Features: Impaired speech. Walks with a pronounced limp
Circumstances: Debra DONNACHY was last seen at her home in Oscar Street, Armadale on the 14th of May, 1992. Despite extensive inquiries by Police and family and comprehensive media coverage, there has been no information regarding her movements after that time.

Police have today positively identified human remains
ABC Australia Online Posted Sat Apr 10, 2004
Police have today positively identified human remains found in a shallow grave after a skull and leg bones were found at Karragullen, south-east of Perth, last week.

Detective Sergeant Scott Higgins says investigators used distinctive jewellery found at the crime scene and X-rays to positively identify Debra Joy Donnachy.

Ms Donnachy's husband, James Donnachy, filed a missing persons report in relation to his wife's disappearance in May 1992.

He became a suspect in the disappearance, but was killed in a vehicle accident the day after police interviewed him in relation to the report.

Detective Sergeant Higgins says police inquiries have been frustrated because their main suspect was dead.

"It was a fairly difficult inquiry because the missing person was, as I said, missing," he said.

"The main suspect was deceased, there were very few clues at the house and there were no other witnesses that they could find."