Sunday, June 9, 1996

Jane Rimmer

Personal Details At time of disappearance: On Sunday the 9th of June 1996 at about 12.05 AM Employment: Childcare Worker Age: Date / Year of birth: Height: Build: Medium Eyes: Blue Hair: Fair Complexion: Fair Gender: Female Distinguishing Feature: Alias: N/A Circumstances of Disappearance: Some time between 8.00 pm and 8:30 pm on Saturday the 8th of June, 1996, Jane Rimmer attended the Ocean Beach Hotel in Cottesloe. This is the same hotel that Sarah Spiers was drinking in on the night she disappeared. At that location, Jane met up with some friends. They stayed there for about an hour , before Jane and her friends caught a taxi to the Continental Hotel in Claremont arriving at about 9:30 pm. Jane and her friends stayed at the Continental Hotel until they left just after 11:30 pm, to go to Club Bay View. This is the same nightclub that Sarah Spiers was socialising at shortly before she went missing. Jane and her friends didn't enter the nightclub, instead they decided to catch a cab to a friend's place where they would continue to party. As they got to the taxi rank near the Continental Hotel, Jane informed her friends that she didn't want to go home and without any more explanation, she walked off back to the Continental. Her friends jumped in a cab and pulled up outside the Continental and yelled over to Jane who was standing outside to join them but she declined. At about midnight, Jane is sighted on security camera footage outside the Continental. At about a minute past midnight, a male person is seen to approach Jane and there is a brief interaction between the two before the security camera recording changes views to another part of the hotel. When the recording returns to Jane, about 28 seconds later, this man is no longer in view. This person has been named the 'mystery man'. Despite extensive inquiries police have been unable to identify this person. Approximately 700 people were shown the footage or still photographs of the male. Jane remained outside the Continental Hotel for another 2½ minutes. At about 4 minutes past midnight , the security footage changes view and when it returns to where Jane was standing she is no longer in view. Police have several possible sightings of Jane in the immediate vicinity but nothing is confirmed. 55 days later on the 3rd of August ,1996, Jane's body was discovered in Wellard, about 40 kilometres south of the Perth CBD. If you are the 'Mystery Man' or if you know the identity of the 'Mystery Man', Please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, where all calls are striclty confidential and rewards are offered.


  1. There is no way known that this "mystery man" wouldn't have known he had spoken to Jane Rimmer. Although the footage was not released until years later the blanket coverage by the media at the time would surely result in him recognising who he had spoken to. If not then, he must certainly know now. Unforgiveable if he is innocent, that he hasn't presented himself to the police to be ruled out. The same with the persons in the car who spoke to Ciara Glennon.

  2. Probably has warrants out for him, involved in the 'alternative economy,' stepping out on his wife/gf, high as a kite or sadly - just doesn't care. 'I didn't do it, so why do I have to bother talking to the cops.' Plenty of people like that out there.