Date of Birth: 1939
Last seen: 19 July 1996
Age when missing: 64 years
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Complexion: Olive
Weight: proportionate build
Height: 183cms
Ivan Pirovich was last seen on the 19th of July 1996 at 7:30pm working at his industrial sheds at Hillcrest, near Browns Plains QLD. He failed to return home. Ivan has not made contact with friends and family, which is out of character for him. All Police enquiries to date have failed to locate Ivan PIROVICH.

Mystery cloaks death, disappearance

THEY are three faces of the crime scourge which has gripped the Gold Coast and all have been linked to outlaw bikie gangs

Josh Robertson Courier Mail

POLICE have resurrected an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of a former Hells Angels landlord 15 years ago. Ivan Max Pirovich was last seen by his daughter working in his industrial shed at Tradelink Ave, Hillcrest, next to the unit that the outlaw motorcycle club still occupies.

The Courier-Mail can reveal that police suspicions of bikie involvement in Mr Pirovich's disappearance at the time led to a raid on the Hells Angels clubhouse.

The bikies had denied any involvement or knowledge of Mr Pirovich's whereabouts on July 19, 1996, the night he went missing, a police source familiar with the original investigation said. Gold Coast regional crime co-ordinator detective Superintendent David Hutchinson said police were still treating the matter as a missing person "because we have no direct evidence that he is deceased".

Supt Hutchinson said police had no new information but were re-interviewing relatives of Mr Pirovich, who was "missing under suspicious circumstances".

"It's an old one that's on our books and one that we have resurrected in recent times just to have a review of it," he said.

It is understood the original police investigation found Mr Pirovich, whose wallet and keys were found in his locked shed, had not touched his bank accounts after going missing.

A close relative said police had offered to do a more detailed financial analysis but did not proceed because of a lack of co-operation from Mr Pirovich's wife Mara.

Mrs Pirovich, who was last known to be living in Western Australia, subsequently hired private investigators to try to find her husband. A former tenant and business owner on the street reported the last sighting of Mr Pirovich, telling police he had spotted the then-56-year-old walking from his property in a change of clothes.

Relatives described him as a quiet, straight-laced man who gave no signs of problems with his bikie tenants.

A family member said the Hells Angels had come along at a time Mr Pirovich needed a new tenant in the early 1990s, paying him between six and 12 months' rent up front. Mr Pirovich's deregistered family company Bobdale Pty Ltd is still listed as the property owner.

In recent years, Logan City Council obtained a judgment against Bobdale for an extended period of unpaid rates.

A relative said the family had long suspected he had walked out on an unhappy marriage.