Thursday, November 13, 1986

Doris Beatrice HARBOTTLE

13 November 1986
Found strangled in the Royal George Hotel in Fortitude Valley, QLD.
Reward - Queensland Police - $250,000

Monday, July 14, 1986

Margaret Ann RYAN

Sex: Female Year of Birth: 1948 At Time of Disappearance on Monday, 14 July 1986 Age: 38 Height (cm): 160.0 Build: Thin Hair Colour: Fair Eye Colour: Grey Complexion: Fair Nationality: Racial Appearance: Caucasian Circumstances

Monday, May 26, 1986

Cheryl Renwick

Personal Details
Last Seen: 25th of May 1986
Age: 33
Year of Birth: 1953
Height: 162 cm
Hair: Light Brown
Eyes: Blue
Complexion: Fair
Last seen Wearing: Dark tartan skirt, pink skivvy, brown boots
Circumstances: Cheryl RENWICK went missing from her South Perth unit overnight under unusual circumstances, between the 25th and 26th of May, 1986. Despite extensive inquiries by Police and family and comprehensive media coverage, there has been no information regarding her whereabouts since then.Concern is held for her welfare.

Thursday, May 8, 1986

Sharron Phillips

Personal Detail
Sex: Female
Year of Birth: 1966
At Time of Disappearance on 8 May 1986
Age: 20
Height (cm): 165.0
Build: Thin
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Complexion: Fair
Racial Appearance: Caucasian
Circumstances: Sharron was last seen at about 11 pm on May 1986 at a telephone box near the Wacol Railway Station. Her car had broken down near the then Wacol Migrant Centre. Her body has never been found. She is only one of a number of women to go missing or found murdered in that area, whose killer/s have never been found. They include the Gold Coast Hitchhiker Murders of Gabriel Jahnke, a Goodna girl and her friend Michelle Ann Riley, who were killed in October, 1973, Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans, killed October, 1974, while hitchhiking from Brisbane to Warwick or Toowoomba, Margaret Rosewarne, killed May 1976, hitchiking from Surfers Paradise to Burleigh Heads, and Robyn Hoinville-Bartram and Anita Cunningham, killed July 1972, hitchiking north from Cooloongatta to Bowen. The disappearance of Julie-ann Gallon from Riverview on 2 August 1990, may be connected to the same killer/killers of Sharron Phillips. Her body, like Sharron's, has never been found.

Wednesday, April 23, 1986

Lesley Lindell WATERHOUSE

23 April 1986
Found dead in her burning home at Port Macquarie, NSW. She had been bashed about the head and her throat had been cut.

Tuesday, March 18, 1986

Sharon Fulton

AGE: 39 years HEIGHT: 165cm BUILD: Medium EYES: Green HAIR: Brown shoulder length wavy hair COMPLEXION: Fair To this day a mystery still surrounds the disappearance of mother of four – Sharon Elizabeth FULTON. FULTON was born Sharon Elizabeth HULME on the 31st of May 1946 in Dubbo, New South Wales, the only child of Robert and Betty HULME. When Sharon was 21 years of age she married Maxwell Robert FULTON on the 8th of July at St Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Brisbane. Together, Robert (which he preferred to be called) and Sharon had four children. Robert was employed by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and was often posted to RAAF bases both with in Australia and overseas. In February 1983 Robert was transferred to Western Australia where the family took up residence on Readshaw Road in Duncraig while Robert worked at Pearce Air Base in Bullsbrook. It was from this address that Sharon FULTON, aged 39, was reported missing to police on the 21st of March 1986, by her husband who last saw his wife four days earlier on March 18th 1986. Robert reported that he had arrived home from work around Midday on March the 18th to find his wife missing after having had a conversation with her the previous day where she informed him that she needed time to herself. He later told police that he had taken his wife to the East Perth Train Station on this date. Sharon has not been seen or heard of since. At the time of Sharon’s disappearance her children aged 15 yrs, 10 yrs, 7 yrs and 3 yrs, were left to fend for themselves without a mother, never knowing what happened to her. She was described as an enthusiastic person by all that knew her, centring her life on motherhood, and occasionally enjoying times with her friends while following her hobby of ten pin bowling. Now about 26 years on the circumstances surrounding her disappearance still remain a mystery and the tragedy continues to haunt her children and friends who are still searching for answers. Detectives are eager to speak with anyone who knew Sharon Fulton prior to the time that she vanished. If you have any information about Sharon’s disappearance, make a report online or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, where all calls are strictly confidential, and rewards are offered.

Sunday, February 2, 1986


2 February 1986
Prostitute and heroin addict found dead in a pond at Centennial Park, NSW. She had been strangled and drowned. She had been the girlfriend of heroin dealer Warren Lanfranchi.

Friday, January 10, 1986

Delia Therese EADE

Sex: Female Year of Birth: 1971 At Time of Disappearance on 10 January 1986. Age: 15 Height (cm): 168.0 Build: Medium Hair Colour: Fair Eye Colour: Blue/Grey Complexion: Fair Nationality: Racial Appearance: Caucasian Circumstances Delia was last seen at Blakehurst