Thursday, October 30, 1980

Lisa Marie Mott

Date of Disappearance: 1980/10/30 Age at time of disappearance: 12 years old Height (cm):152 Hair Colour: Brown Eye Colour: Hazel Build: Slim Town/City: Collie State: WA Country: Australia Lisa Mott was last seen at approximately 8.30 pm on Thursday October 30, 1980. She was waiting in the main street of the West Australian town of Collie where she was to be picked up by a family friend and returned home after a basketball game. Lisa was 12-years old. Despite extensive inquiries by police and family and comprehensive media coverage, there has been no information regarding her whereabouts since then. In 2000, Western Australian police reopened the case. 12-year-old Lisa was last seen speaking to a person in a yellow panel van in Forrest Street after a basketball game at about 8.30pm on October 30. Retired CIB detective Reg Driffill, who headed the investigation into Lisa's disappearance, believed serial killer David Birnie should be interviewed by police about the disappearance. David Birnie has since committed suicide. Det-Supt David Caporn, of the major crime division, said an investigation team was following new leads in the case. He had spoken to Mr Driffill about aspects of the case, including information relating to the ownership of yellow panel vans. Det-Supt Caporn said police were reviewing a number of unsolved crimes, including the disappearance of Lisa Mott. If you have any information on this matter, Please contact CrimeStoppers 1800 333 000.

Monday, October 6, 1980


6 October 1980
Last seen - leaving her mother's home in Cranbourne, VIC, en route to nearby Dandenong. Her body was found at Tynong North on 6-7 December 1980, along with Bertha Miller and Catherine Headland.