Thursday, April 20, 2000
Age when missing: 56 years
Missing since 20 April 2001
Circumstances: Carolyn Wilson has been missing since 20 April 2001. She was last seen in the vicinity of Melbourne. Carolyn's car is also missing a dark green Daewoo Cielo.
New bid to find missing teacher
Local News11 Aug 10 @ 01:04pm by Dimity Barber
Carolyn Wilson, missing since April 2001. ALMOST a decade has passed since friends and family have heard from Mordialloc Secondary College teacher Carolyn Wilson.
The 66-year-old English and French teacher was last seen leaving her Camp Hill Rd, Somers, home on April 17, 2001, driving a green 1997 Daewoo Cielo sedan.
The mother-of-two called home three days later and spoke to her husband but did not say where she was or when she would return. Her credit card has not been used, her vehicle has never been found and she has not made any further contact with family or friends.
To coincide with Missing Persons Week, police last week renewed calls for information to help find Ms Wilson, described as a quiet woman with a small circle of friends.
Victoria Police Superintendent Murray Fraser said the first 24 to 48 hours in any missing person investigation were critical.
Of 7242 Victorians who went missing in the 2009/10 financial year, 6065 - almost 84 per cent - were found in the first 24 hours.
“In Victoria, you do not have to wait 24 hours before reporting a person as missing,” Supt Fraser said. “We really urge people to report their friends, family or loved ones missing as quickly as possible.
“In cases where people don’t wish to contact their family or friends, we ask them to report to a local police station - it’s one way to let family and friends know they’re OK without having to make direct contact or reveal where they are living.”
Anyone with information about a missing person can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit crimestoppers.com.au
Sunday, April 2, 2000
Jail term the start in hunt for truth
Thomas Chamberlin Monday, November 3, 2008 © The Cairns Post
THE mother of Cairns teenager Angela Mealing, who died eight years ago, says the jailing of a former policeman who lied during the investigation is "just the beginning".
Adrian William Deemal, 48, has been sentenced to two years' jail after he was found guilty of perjury for lying during an investigation into Ms Mealing's disappearance.
He pleaded not guilty in the Brisbane District Court.
The 17-year-old was found on a bank of Behana Creek about 30km south of Cairns in 2000 - about six weeks after she disappeared on April 2.
Yesterday, Ms Mealing's mother, Jackie Shadforth, said she would never have closure, despite the sentence.
"I wish it (the sentence) could be longer," she said.
"When you lose a child, you never have closure.
"There are so many lies what he told that I'm going to pursue.
"All I can do is make those people who hurt her that night, to be charged."
In June 2000, Deemal gave evidence to a Queensland Crime Commission hearing and said he gave Ms Mealing a lift from Cairns south to Gordonvale on the morning she was reported missing.
Deemal told the hearing he had turned left into Riverstone Rd from the Bruce Highway and dropped Ms Mealing off about 100m from the intersection on April 2.
But the prosecution in the Brisbane District Court argued Deemal lied about his movements.
Prosecutor Brad Farr, SC, said security footage from a nearby service station did not show Deemal's car making the turn he claimed he made.
An inquest in 2002 heard the teenager was assaulted twice on the night she disappeared by a group of girls at Mooroobool and later by her boyfriend at Earlville.
Ms Shadforth yesterday she would rest "for a while" before continuing her battle for justice.
"Everyone who laid a hand on Angie, I won't give up," she said.
"I cannot replace her. I will always have a broken heart.
"All my life I've been able to fix things. But I can't fix nothing. I can't bring her back to me," she said.Deemal's sentence will be suspended after a year.