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Qld MARILYN WALLMAN: 14 year old disappeared in 1972, identified in 2014

Discussion in 'Australia: Cold Cases' started by MarlyWings, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Appeal for information, investigation into the death of Marilyn Wallman

    Mar 21, 2016 @ 3:17pm


    Mackay detectives have today renewed their appeal for public assistance in the investigation into the 1972 disappearance and death of Marilyn Wallman in Mackay.

    In 1974 a skull was located at Mt Martin, 42 kilometers from where Marilyn was last seen.

    In 2014, as a result of new scientific technology, the skull was determined to be that of Marilyn Wallman and was returned to the family in January 2015.

    Last week Scientific Officers, with the assistance of scientists from Brisbane and Sydney conducted an examination of the land where the remains were found, including an old privately used dump. The scientists are considering the outcome of the examinations and will provide their reports to police once completed.

    Currently detectives want to speak to anyone with information relating to a motor vehicle and a watch which Marilyn was wearing when she disappeared.

    Officers are seeking information in relation to the motor vehicle which was the same car determined to be of interest to police in 1972. The vehicle was described as a two-tone aqua and white HD or HR model Holden sedan (pictured).

    Investigators would also like to speak to anyone with information regarding the person likely to have been using this vehicle on the morning of March 21, 1972 in the area of Wallmans Road, Eimeo and in the area of Mirani-Mt Ossa Road.

    The watch Marilyn was wearing at the time of her disappearance is described as a Felicia brand wrist watch (pictured). Police are appealing to any person who may have seen a watch similar to this around the time of Marilyn’s disappearance.

    Anyone with information which could assist in relation to either of these items or any other piece of information in relation to the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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  2. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

  3. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Police issue plea for new information about Marilyn Wallman's skull on 44th anniversary of her murder

    21 Mar 2016, 3:16pm

    Police investigating the murder of Marilyn Wallman have appealed for new information about her skull on the 44th anniversary of her disappearance.

    The 14-year-old from Mackay disappeared in 1972 while riding her bike to school on what is now Wallmans Road.

    Her brothers found her bike and school bag shortly after she vanished.

    Last year, DNA testing confirmed that a partial skull found in 1974 belonged to Marilyn.

    Superintendent Bruce McNab said police wanted to hear from anyone who had information about her skull.

    "If anyone heard of anyone who had possession of human remains around that time, whatever their origin may have been, we're asking for those people to come forward," he said.

    Superintendent McNab said the cold case was reviewed in 2015 and police decided to use geologists to conduct a scientific examination of the area where her skull was found.

    The examination included soil samples to determine how much the landscape had changed

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  4. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Members of the public can help solve mystery

    "Another key aspect of this investigation is that some 40 years after this event took place, people came forward with information about some things that they saw at that time," Superintendent McNab said.

    "We believe and we know that there are people in the community now who know things that they may think are inconsequential and not of any importance, that may shed some light on this tragedy.

    "If you have that information, I would ask that you channel it through Crime Stoppers.

    "This remains fresh in the minds of the Wallman family who are searching for answers in relation to the disappearance of their daughter and loved one."

    Marilyn's brother Rex said the family was pleased with the progress of the investigation.

    "The most important thing is the information that we get from the community," he said.

    Mr Wallman said the family had to keep Marilyn's name in the community to ensure the information kept coming in.

    "It's an extremely emotional time but it's something that we need to be strong about. Our appeal is to the public, we need answers to find out what happened to Marilyn."

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  5. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Police speak about new leads in Wallman murder case

    21st Mar 2016

    POLICE are pursuing fresh information into the disappearance of Marilyn Wallman case.

    They're asking members of the public if they saw an aqua and white HD or HR Holden on Mirani Mt Ossa road in 1972 or anyone who would've owned this type of car at the time.


    Police are asking for information about an aqua and white HD or HR Holden on Mirani Mt Ossa road in 1972 or anyone who would've owned this time of car at the time. Photo Contributed

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  6. Lily

    Lily Bronze Member

    It's so great to see possible progress being made in this case! Marilyn's family has just been through enough.. hopefully they will see some justice for her, before too much more time elapses.
  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Marilyn Wallman’s disappearance no longer a murder: police
    October 2018

    Detectives have been canvassing with witnesses a theory that Queensland schoolgirl Marilyn Wallman was accidentally struck by a car before her abduction and death.

    Greven Breadsell, the man who found Marilyn’s skull, said that was the scenario police suggested during recent reinvestigations into one of the state’s most infamous cold cases.

    “They’ve said that to me a couple of times: ‘Greven, we’re not treating it as a murder any more,’ ” Mr Breadsell told The Australian at his Mirani home west of Mackay in north Queensland.

    Detectives told him they suspected Marilyn’s death was “accidental” and that someone had hit her in a car as she rode her bicycle and “panicked”, he said.

    A reward for information was doubled by the state government last month to $500,000. There is an indemnity from prosecution for any accomplice not involved in her murder. Mr Breadsell said: “He has been open and it’s always been the same thing — he didn’t do it, he never would do it.



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