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NSW BELINDA PEISLEY: Missing from Katoomba, NSW - 26 September 1998 - Age 19

Discussion in 'Australia: Missing & Unidentified' started by Akoya, May 14, 2016.

  1. Akoya

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    Name: Belinda Shirley PEISLEY
    Sex:Female
    Date of Birth:23 Aug 1979
    Age Now:26
    Age when missing: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 on the 26th September 1998.



    Disappearance of Belinda Peisley


    Police are renewing an appeal for information into the disappearance of a Blue Mountains teenager after the NSW State Government announced an award for information that may help solve the case.

    Nineteen-year-old Belinda Peisley was last sighted at her home on Trow Avenue, Katoomba, on 26 September 1998. Officers from Blue Mountains Local Area Command established Strike Force Belonidae to investigate her disappearance.

    Blue Mountains Local Area Commander, Acting Superintendent Rob Vellar, says that police attached to the Strike Force have conducted extensive inquiries, but need further public assistance.

    “Police have identified a number of persons of interest and followed numerous lines of inquiry.

    “Our investigations have revealed that Belinda received a considerable inheritance prior to her death, and that as a result she had many people frequenting her residence.
    “She had also developed a significant drug problem and had accumulated considerable debt.

    “We believe she met with foul play but need more information from the public to put the pieces of the puzzle together and make a breakthrough,” Acting Superintendent Vellar said.

    When Ms Peisley disappeared, she left behind two sons, who are now aged 16 and 14.

    In the hope of receiving new information, the NSW State Government has today announced a reward of up to $100,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance, and presumed murder, of Belinda Peisley.

    Anyone with information that can assist investigators should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

    http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/can_you_help_us/rewards/100000_reward/disappearance_of_belinda_peisley


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  2. Akoya

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    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."

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/fresh-leads-in-case-of-missing-teenage-mum-20101128-18c3j.html
     
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    Above far right - Cody Peisley and Billy Moffett with their mother's ex-partner Andrew Moffett and her father Mark Wearne / Pic: Justin Lloyd Source: The Daily Telegraph
     
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    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/so...-appeal-for-help/story-e6freuy9-1226169250892


    Sons of missing woman Belinda Peisley appeal for help

    • LILLIAN SALEH
    • THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
    • OCTOBER 18, 2011 12:37PM

    The family of missing Katoomba woman Belinda Peisley made a new appeal for information this morning.
    Her two sons, Cody Peisley, 16, Billy Moffett, 14, her father William Wearne and ex-partner Andrew Moffett pleaded for anyone with information to come forward.
    The brothers were aged just three and one when their mother Belinda Peisley vanished from her Trow Ave, Katoomba home on September 26, 1998.

    New cold case clue to missing mum.

    Minister for Police, Michael Gallacher, says police have a number of persons of interest, but are asking for the public's assistance with information.

    "There were a number of people Belinda associated with prior to her disappearance and we believe that either one or more of them have knowledge about what happened to Belinda," he said.

    The appeal comes as the News South Wales State Government today announced a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

    Mr Wearne described Belinda as a "good kid", and asked anyone with information to contact crime stoppers or Springwood detectives.

    Ms Peisley was 19 when she disappeared and was last seen on September 26, 1998, at her Katoomba home. It is believed she met with foul play.
     
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  7. Akoya

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    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/missing-m...ely-murdered-inquest-told-20130925-2udpx.html


    Missing mother Belinda Peisley was most likely murdered, inquest told


    September 25, 2013

    Paul Bibby


    A young Blue Mountains mother who disappeared in suspicious circumstances 15 years ago most likely died as a result of homicide or violence, the Coroners Court has heard, but there is insufficient evidence to charge any of those suspected of involvement.

    Belinda Peisley, 19, was last seen leaving Katoomba Hospital, west of Sydney, on September 26, 1998. Her remains have never been found.

    At the end of the day, someone hurt Belinda but they're still out there living their life and they've taken hers.

    For more than 13 years police attempted to uncover what had happened to the young woman, but found little solid evidence beyond the fact that, shortly before her disappearance, the mother-of-two had inherited a significant amount of money from her great uncle and had developed a heroin addiction.


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    The home where Belinda Peisley lived before she disappeared in September 1998. Photo: Shane Desiatnik/Blue Mountains Gazzette

    But in late 2012, investigators uncovered new information suggesting the young woman may have been the victim of foul play within the group of young people she was spending time with, many of them drug users. An inquest into Ms Peisley's death was initiated and police began searching a large swath of bush land near Blackheath.

    The inquest heard that a few days after her death, Ms Peisley's house was broken into by a number of her former friends and acquaintances, who later used her identification cards to sell items at a western Sydney pawn shop.

    Two of the 19-year-old's former friends - Jeremy Douglas and Saxon Holdforth - became "persons of interest" at the inquest, with the scrutiny on their activities intensifying.

    The inquest received evidence from multiple witnesses suggesting that Ms Peisley had been killed and thrown off one of the Blue Mountains' many cliff edges.

    "Some of the things I have heard over the years is that Jeremy, Saxon and Olly [Peisley's former boyfriend Oliver Tipping] took her in a car and bashed her and left her somewhere," Kerren Fittler said in a handwritten statement to police.

    "After they've left her they've come back and got her body and done some things to her before or after she was dead and chucked her over the cliff.

    "I heard she was killed over drugs or she wouldn't give them what they wanted."

    Mr Holdforth and Mr Douglas have steadfastly maintained their innocence at the inquest.

    On Wednesday, counsel assisting the inquest, Phillip Strickland, SC, said the evidence relating to the exact manner and cause of the young woman's death was inconclusive, but that it did "point strongly to her death being the result of some sort of homicide or violence".

    "Much of the hearing has been directed towards whether these persons of interest had knowledge of or direct involvement in the circumstances surrounding Belinda Peisley's death," he said.

    "The evidence regarding these persons is inconclusive and not capable of convincing a jury that a known person committed an indictable offence."

    Speaking after the hearing, Ms Peisley's aunt, Sharon Versace said she was "very, very disappointed" that charges would not be laid.

    "At the end of the day, someone hurt Belinda but they're still out there living their life and they've taken hers," she said.

    "I'll never give up, the detectives have come so far - I'm hoping that one day we'll get some good news. It won't bring Belinda back, but it will be a bit of justice for the family."

    Deputy State Coroner Paul McMahon will hand down his formal findings next month.
     
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  8. Akoya

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    http://www.news.com.au/national/pol...-belinda-peisley/story-e6frfkvr-1225962311301


    Police reopen case of missing 19-year-old Belinda Peisley

    NOVEMBER 28, 2010 3:46PM

    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 today.

    "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.
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    "Despite significant inquiries, no trace of Belinda has ever emerged, although police are convinced she met with foul play."

    Today, 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 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."
     
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    http://www.bluemountainsgazette.com...begins-into-disappearance-of-belinda-peisley/


    Inquest begins into disappearance of Belinda Peisley

    The police search for Belinda Peisley’s body in Blackheath last week.

    A coronial inquest into a Katoomba teenage mum’s disappearance nearly 15 years ago will resume in Katoomba Local Court today



    Last Friday police were conducting a ground search in bushland behind a school in Blackheath and were using a cadaver dog to search for Belinda Peisley’s body.

    Ms Peisley, 19, had received a large inheritance, attracting new people into her life before she disappeared from the Mountains in September 1998, leaving behind two young sons.

    Detective Inspector Grant Taylor said detectives were confident Ms Peisley had been murdered and her body had been disposed of in the area they were searching.

    The murder investigation was entering its final stages, he said.

    New information given to police in recent months resulted in detectives seizing a maroon 1970 Jaguar from a property on the NSW mid-north coast last week.

    Police believe the Jaguar was in the Katoomba area on September 26 and 27, 1998, about the time of Ms Peisley’s disappearance.

    Forensic officers are examining the car, which now has a different owner than in 1998.

    When the case reopened last year her father Mark Wearne said his daughter’s life was only just beginning when she went missing.

    “Of course we would like to hold out some hope but deep down the family has accepted that Belinda is gone,” he said. “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.”

    Ms Peisley had inherited hundreds of thousands of dollars from an uncle before she disappeared from her Katoomba home, and had also started using drugs and associating with “sleaze bags” around the time of her disappearance, her family said.

    A $100,000 reward from the State Government has been offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the presumed murder of Ms Peisley.

    Mr Wearne, said on Friday that he believed her drug use and the people she was associating with at the time led to her death. But the seizure of the Jaguar had given him hope that he would finally have some closure.

    The case was re-opened at the end of 2010 after one of the last people to see Ms Peisley came forward to say she found the house ransacked.

    NSW Police Minister, Michael Gallacher, said Ms Peisley’s family deserved answers.

    “Regardless of Belinda’s activities, two young boys have been left without a mother,” he said. “There are questions that the Peisley family and Belinda’s two young sons need answered.”

    The matter is being heard before Deputy State Coroner Paul MacMahon this week.
     
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    On September 26, 1998, nineteen-year-old Belinda Peisley was last seen at her 22 Trow Avenue home, in Katoomba, and leaving Blue Mountains Hospital. Katoomba is west of Sydney. Investigators have revealed that Belinda received a considerable inheritance from a great uncle prior to her death, and she had many people frequenting her home. She had developed a heroin addiction and she had accumulated considerable debt. A witness who saw Belinda shortly before she vanished recalls seeing the Trow Avenue home ransacked. When Belinda disappeared, she left behind two sons.


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    Such a sorrowful case of a young mom gone in the wrong direction and being treated like trash by dopers. :tears:

    I pray a miracle for her boys to be able to know the whereabouts of her remains.
     
  14. MULDER

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    Bumping this thread for Belinda and her family
    A reward still is in place for Belinda -
    After the Coroners Findings she is still yet to be found ...

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    http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/can_you_help_us/rewards/100000_reward/disappearance_of_belinda_peisley

    When Ms Peisley disappeared, she left behind two sons.

    In the hope of receiving new information, the NSW State Government announced a reward of up to $100,000 for any information leading to the arrest
    and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance, and presumed murder, of Belinda Peisley.

    Anyone with information that can assist investigators should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
     
  15. Scorpio

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    UNSOLVED CASE...

    $100,000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION ON THE DISAPPEARANCE OF BELINDA PEISLEY

    Police are renewing an appeal for information into the disappearance of a Blue Mountains teenager after the NSW State Government announced an award for information that may help solve the case.

    Nineteen-year-old Belinda Peisley was last sighted at her home on Trow Avenue, Katoomba, on 26 September 1998. Officers from Blue Mountains Local Area Command established Strike Force Belonidae to investigate her disappearance.

    Police attached to the Strike Force have conducted extensive inquiries, but need further public assistance.

    Police have identified a number of persons of interest and followed numerous lines of inquiry.

    Police investigations have revealed that Belinda received a considerable inheritance prior to her death, and that as a result she had many people frequenting her residence.

    She had also developed a significant drug problem and had accumulated considerable debt.

    Police believe she met with foul play but need more information from the public to put the pieces of the puzzle together and make a breakthrough.

    When Ms Peisley disappeared, she left behind two sons.

    In the hope of receiving new information, the NSW State Government has announced a reward of up to $100,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance, and presumed murder, of Belinda Peisley.

    If you have information that can help, you can report online at www.nsw.crimestoppers.com.au or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 (24/7). You can remain anonymous.

    https://www.facebook.com/nswcrimest....1473263062./1306699529340735/?type=3&theater
     
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  16. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    That's a hefty reward! Hope it brings in some tips!
     
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  17. Scorpio

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    Belinda has been missing for 18 years today.
     
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    Scorpio Bronze Member

    Bumping for Belinda, 19 years missing today. :vigil:
     
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    https://www.bluemountainsgazette.co...-three-unsolved-blue-mountains-cases/#slide=1

    Rewards on offer for three unsolved Blue Mountains cases

    NSW Police have reformed their Unsolved Homicides Unit, meaning hundreds of cold cases, including three in the Blue Mountains, will be re-examined and prioritised.

    The cases of Maureen McLaughlin, Kellie Carmichael and Belinda Peisley are still unsolved, and half a million dollars in total is available to anyone who can help solve these cases.

    A $100,000 reward is being offered for information about the disappearance of teenager Belinda Peisley in 1998. Nineteen-year-old Belinda Peisley was last seen at her home on Trow Avenue, Katoomba, on September 26, 1998.

    The Blue Mountains Police Local Area Commander at the time, Acting Superintendent Rob Vellar, said police had conducted extensive inquiries, but needed further public assistance.

    “Our investigations have revealed that Belinda received a considerable inheritance prior to her death, and that as a result she had many people frequenting her residence,” he said at the time.

    “She had also developed a significant drug problem and had accumulated considerable debt.

    “We believe she met with foul play but need more information from the public to put the pieces of the puzzle together and make a breakthrough,” Acting Supt Vellar said.

    When Ms Peisley disappeared, she left behind two sons.

     
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