The Doe Network:
Case File 1124DFVIC


Anita Cunningham
Missing since September 1972 from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
On July 4, 1972, Robin Jeanne Hoinville-Bartram left Melbourne in company with Anita Cunningham for a hitchhiking holiday to visit her mother in Bowen.

On 15 November 1972, Hoinville-Bartram's remains were located in Sensible Creek under a bridge on the Flinders Highway, approximately 80 kilometers west of Charters Towers. She had been sexually assaulted and shot in the head with a .22 caliber rifle. No trace of Anita Cunningham has been found.

Hoinville-Bartram and Cunningham were two of seven female hitchhikers who were killed in Queensland between 1972 and 1976. Police have not ruled out that the women may have been the victims of a serial killer. Information indicated the pair, who began their journey from NSW's Hume Highway, had gone to Darwin before traveling to Mount Isa.

Police have been examining the movements of backpacker killer Ivan Milat when the pair disappeared, but also are interested in Arthur Stanley Brown , who was charged in 1998 with the murder of two Townsville schoolgirls in 1970.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Homicide Investigation Squad
(07) 3364 6122

Source Information:
The Courier Mail
Queensland Police

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