Tasmanian circumstances highlighted throughout Nationwide Lacking Individuals Week

THE circumstances of seven lacking Tasmanian persons are being profiled as a part of Nationwide Lacking Individuals Week, with a renewed plea for public info to assist remedy the mysteries.

They’re amongst 169 lively lacking individuals circumstances within the state.

Tasmania Police Lacking Individuals Unit Sergeant John Delpero stated in Tasmania, about 125 folks have been reported lacking annually.

“Whereas over 97 per cent of lacking individuals are situated, sadly a small variety of these persons are not situated protected and effectively,’’ he stated.

“If you recognize something a few lacking individual, even when you suppose it could be insignificant, please come ahead — you may have the piece of knowledge that assists police to find a lacking individual and discover solutions for the family members left behind.”


Also called Nancy, Margaret Sarnek was final seen on August 22, 1975, aged 40.

She was final seen at Franklin St, George City and was reported lacking by her husband who has since handed away.

Margaret is 157cm tall, of slim construct with greying hair and inexperienced eyes. She spoke with an English accent and was final seen carrying slacks and a darkish colored shirt.

Police stated she has three daughters who have been desperately searching for solutions about their mom’s disappearance.


Dale was final seen leaving his house in New Norfolk, on December 11, 2016, when he was aged 59.

Police stated he had left his house, as he did each Sunday morning, to get the paper and breakfast for himself and his neighbour. He didn’t return and hasn’t been seen since.

He was driving a 1993 blue Ford Fairmont, registration DE8536, and police stated he would not often enterprise removed from house in his car.

Dale’s car has not been discovered and his disappearance is taken into account to be out of character.


A $250,000 reward is in place for info resulting in the conviction of an individual or folks concerned within the demise of Helen Munnings.

In June 2012, the coroner declared Helen to be deceased, having died on or about July 23, 2008.

She was final seen on that day at Marine Terrace in Burnie, and was carrying plain black trousers, a black hooded prime and had her hair in a ponytail.

Helen was about 160cm tall, of small construct, with a good complexion and brown hair.

She has a small tattoo of stars and the moon on her proper wrist, and a butterfly on her decrease again.

Police stated the investigation round Helen’s disappearance remained open and was being handled as suspicious.


Ian was 51 when he went lacking on September 18, 1989.

He was final seen at Dago Level, Lake Sorell the place he was concerned within the development of a shack along with the Vietnam Veterans Affiliation.

He usually resided at Kingston Seashore.

Ian, who has tattoos on each his forearms, was final seen by two anglers heading in direction of the boat ramp to inquire about getting a raise to Hobart.

Police stated Ian’s daughter was 15 on the time he went lacking and was searching for info to find her father.


A nightwatchman, Ronald Johnstone was final seen on July four, 1956, aboard the vessel MV Merino which was docked at Kings Wharf in Invermay.

He was 53. He was reported lacking by his spouse after he didn’t return house.

Ronald’s bicycle was discovered on the wharf and he was final recognized to be carrying khaki overalls, a khaki shirt and a darkish tweed swimsuit jacket.

An intensive search was finished however Ronald was not situated.

He’s survived by a daughter.


Barry Calvert was 25 when he went lacking on April 17, 1963.

On the time of his disappearance Barry was a soldier and he was final seen on the Paterson Military Barracks on St John St, Launceston.

Investigations revealed differing potentialities about his disappearance and it was potential he could have travelled to the mainland.

Police stated he can also go by the surname of Broomhall.


Dale was 32 when he went lacking, and was final seen at Hartz Mountain in Geeveston on April 25, 2004.

Police stated Dale instructed his household he supposed to go to that space and was going to return house later the identical day.

He left his house at Warrane driving a white Holden Sunbird, which was later discovered within the carpark in the beginning of the strolling monitor at Hartz Mountain.

Police stated Dale was carrying a darkish blue and gray backpack and carrying a gray crew neck jumper, fawn Sherpa lined jacket and black boots.

A person matching his description was spoken to by one other walker, however an in depth search didn’t find the person.

Anybody with details about any of the circumstances is urged to cellphone Tasmania Police on 131 444, or anonymously by way of Crime Stoppers at crimestopperstas.com.au or 1800 333 000.