The Search for Sean Flynn & Dana Stone Ends …

25 Dec

I was contacted by Dave Hope this afternoon with some startling information: Sean Flynn and Dana Stone were executed within hours of their capture at dusk on April 6th, 1970. And he knows where they are buried.


To understand the full story you must read the full history of the event that took their lives, and the notes Dave provides. Click the image above for Dave’s detailed Facebook account. And the image below for his detailed notes.


Dave Hope tells me when the dry season comes around again he and his team will go to the location they have found for a very detailed examination of the burial area. This search has been an unending one for Rory Flynn and her family and Dave Hope has been tirelessly and patiently pursuing answers that have eluded others, most notably Tim Page, for decades.

Thank you Dave for your dedication and determination to get to the end of this decade’s long mystery …


Dave Hope points to the area where Sean Flynn & Dana Stone were executed just a few kilometers from where they were captured.

— David DeWitt


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  1. shangheinz

    December 26, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Do you know what is really eerie? When I looked up information on Lili Damita for my post…
    it said in the German cinema encyclopedia that after the execution the remains of her son had been buried at a nearby riverbank. But I paid no attention because by then Sean was still missing and his whereabouts always in question…

  2. Gentleman Tim

    December 27, 2016 at 1:11 am

    Much to read and deliberate over here. I surely hope the next dry season does bring the closure needed.

    So tragic. Sean had so much life and promise in him. Errol would have been damn proud of how tremendous a war correspondent he became, better even than Errol himself.


    • shangheinz

      December 27, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      The last minutes on color film. Thanks for the missing link, Telescope Tim. Has anybody here ever come across Sean’s war correspondence other than his photos? Here at least is a voice over of his:…

      • Gentleman Tim

        December 27, 2016 at 5:09 pm

        Flynnomenal, correspondentheinz! Absolutely Flynnomenal!! Thank you. What tremendous talent and courage Sean had!

        Here is a report of his from April of ’66: