Wednesday, August 26, 1998

Belinda Shirley PEISLEY

Personal Details
Sex: Female
Year of Birth: 1979
At Time of Disappearance on the 26 September 1998
Age: 19
Height (cm): 170.0
Build: Thin
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Blue/Grey
Complexion: Medium
Racial Appearance: Caucasian

Circumstances Belinda was last seen in Katoomba

Katoomba woman's disappearance reopened

15:03 AEST Sun Nov 28 2010 - Nine MSN
A young mum who went missing from her NSW home 12 years ago had inherited a substantial amount of money and her suspicious disappearance may be drug-related, police fear.
Police have reopened the case of 19-year-old Belinda Peisley who was last seen at her Trow Avenue home in Katoomba, west of Sydney, on September 26, 1998.
Ms Peisley had two young sons - aged three and one - at the time.
"Despite significant inquiries, no trace of Belinda has ever emerged, although police are convinced she met with foul play," police said in a statement on Sunday.
"Two years before her disappearance, Belinda inherited a substantial amount of money and was able to buy her Trow Ave home outright.
"Police investigations revealed she had begun associating with a number of people involved with illicit drugs in the months before she vanished and have not ruled out Belinda's disappearance may have been drug related.
"Despite significant inquiries, no trace of Belinda has ever emerged, although police are convinced she met with foul play."
On Sunday, Ms Peisley's father Mark Werne appealed for help to find out what happened to his daughter.
"Belinda was only just beginning her life and had two beautiful sons who she loved," Mr Werne said.
"Of course, we would like to hold out some hope but deep down the family has accepted that Belinda is gone.
"But until we know for sure, this will continue to haunt her sons and the rest of my family.
"It is an unimaginably cruel situation for my grandsons who never really got to know their mum.
"For their sake, I would ask anyone who knows what happened to Belinda to contact police and give this family a chance to lay things to rest and have some peace."
Blue Mountains police local area commander Acting Superintendent Mick Bostock said a female witness - who was one of the last people to see Belinda - returned to the Katoomba house with detectives on Friday (November 26) to explain what she saw in the hope of triggering new leads in the investigation.
"New witnesses have come forward in recent weeks with fresh information about her last months and we are slowly fitting together a number of pieces to this puzzle," he said in the statement.
"A 37-year-old woman who saw Belinda shortly before she vanished recalls attending the Trow Avenue home and finding it ransacked.
"It is likely Belinda was the victim of a drug-related incident and we are pursuing a number of fresh leads that will, hopefully, shed some light on her fate."