John Gary BENNETT aka "Stoj" STOJONOFF

Missing since: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Last seen: 
Bondi, NSW
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John Gary Bennett (Stojonoff) was last seen by family members at Bondi Rd, Bondi on 21 May 2014.

He was expected to return to the Bondi area, having lived there for most of his life and was reported missing when he was unable to be contacted following this time.

He did not have his wallet or personal possessions on his person and has not accessed any accounts, nor contacted family or friends since this time.

There are serious concerns for his welfare and any one who has information to assist in locating his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



Eastern Suburbs Police are appealing for assistance from the community, as part of Missing Persons Week, to locate John Stojonoff, also known as John Bennett, missing from the Bondi area since May.

About 12pm on Wednesday 21 May 2014, 47-year-old John Bennett was last seen by his family on Bondi Road at Bondi.

John was expected to return to his home on Bondi Road but has not been seen since. He was reported missing to police by family members.

He was known around the Bondi area and has lived there most of his life. His disappearance is being investigated by Eastern Suburbs Detectives.

John is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 170-180cm tall, of muscular build, with short black hair and brown eyes.

Police have concerns for John Bennett’s welfare as he did not take his wallet or other possessions and has not accessed his bank accounts since his disappearance.

Anyone who has seen him, or has information about his whereabouts, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:

Family appeal for information in search of missing Bondi man John Bennett

THE family of a missing man last seen in Bondi Junction has made a desperate appeal for help from the public.

John Bennett, also known as “Stoj” was last seen near Westfield Bondi Junction on June 2.

His sister, Desley Weier, said her 47-year-old brother’s disappearance was “completely out of character”.

Mr Bennett left his Bondi Rd, Bondi Beach home taking just his keys and mobile phone.

“He has never done anything like this before. Police have done bank checks and hospital checks, but we have heard nothing since,” Ms Weier said.

“He has not used his phone, there has been no use on that phone since June 1 — whether he has lost it or just run out of credit.”

She said family and friends had put posters at Bondi, Bronte and Maroubra beaches in hope somebody could shed light on his whereabouts.

“We had a call from his friend who saw him on May 31st and said he was in good spirits,” Ms Weier said.

“We just want to know that he is OK and safe and please call us if you’re out there.

“We are worried, we miss you.”

Mr Bennett was well-known in the Bondi community and was last seen pawning an item at Cash Converters Bondi Junction.

He is described as caucasian, with a slim muscular build, about 170-180cm tall, 65-75kg, clean shaven with short black hair.

Anyone with information should call Waverley Police 9369 9899 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.