Sunday, October 31, 1976

Lydia Martha Notz

Last seen: Sunday, 31 October 1976 Year of birth: 1955 Height: 147cm Build: Slim Eyes: Hazel Hair: Brown Complexion: Gender: Female Distinguishing Feature: Circumstances : Lydia Notz was last seen at a friend’s address in Brisbane on 31 October 1976. She left a note saying she would return in about a week, however she has not been seen since. Lydia Notz was a resident of Germany before arriving in Brisbane on 6 September 1976

Friday, August 20, 1976

Matilde Dorothea BRAUN

20 October 1976
Found strangled to death at her home in Banyo, QLD.
Reward - Queensland Police - $250,000

Wednesday, May 5, 1976

Margaret Rosewarne

The Minister for Police and Corrective Services has approved a reward of $250,000 be offered for information which leads to the apprehension and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Margaret Rosetta Rosewarne at Mudgeeraba on or about 5 May 1976.
In addition, an appropriate indemnity from prosecution will be recommended for any accomplice, not being the person who actually committed the crime, who first gives such information.
The allocation of the $250,000 reward will be at the sole discretion of the Commissioner of the Police Service.
The body of Margaret Rosetta Rosewarne was found at about 3.45pm on 21 May 1976. The body was located in long grass some eight metres off the edge of a newly formed road within the industrial development site called Newcastle Street about one half-kilometre from Reedy Creek Road, a back road between Burleigh Heads and Mudgeeraba. She had died as a result of massive head injuries.
Any member of the public with information which could assist Police is asked to contact:
  • the Homicide Investigation Group, Brisbane, Phone (07) 3364 6122;
  • any Police Station; or
  • Crime Stoppers, Phone 1800 333 000

Thursday, February 26, 1976

Margaret Hardy

In 1990 the remains of a woman who had been brutally raped, murdered and dumped in bush in the Blue Mountains 14 years before were confirmed as those of Margaret Rose Hardy. She had never returned after leaving her St Mary's home on February 26, 1976, to go shopping. The mystery of Margaret Hardy's disappearance begins on a summer night in 1976 when the 18-year-old disappears — simply vanishes. Precious time is lost when the case is treated as just another teenage runaway case. There are suspicions, little is done to investigate the disappearance then 14 years later the police confirm that Margaret has, in fact, been murdered. More time passes and then a break through as her father and brother are charged with murder. In court, there are accusations of violence and sexual abuse, but at the conclusion the father and son walk free. Then in November 2003 Margaret's sister EUNICE GLOVER comes forward to tell of the horrors of living in the house. Whilst further charges were expected the case remains cold.

Friday, February 13, 1976

Veronica Green

Personal Details
Last seen: Friday, 13 February 1976
Year of birth: 1938
Height: 165cm
Build: Medium
Eyes: Green
Hair: Red/Ginger
Complexion: Fair
Gender: Female
Distinguishing Feature:
Circumstances: On Friday 13th February 1976, Veronica left her Ardeer home in her car and drove to the Albion railway station. She parked the grey Morris Minor at the station and caught the train to work in Melbourne but never returned to pick the vehicle up. Veronica left all of her possessions at her home. Veronica has not been seen or heard from since. Veronica is believed to have gotten her truck licence and to have worked throughout Australia in that industry