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Case File 1565DFWAU

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Spiers, circa 1996

Sarah Spiers
Missing since January 27, 1996 from Perth, Western Australia
Classification: Endangerd Missing


Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: September 12, 1977
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 18 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: Medium build.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair; green eyes.


Circumstances of Disappearance
Spiers was last seen at approximately 2:00 am at a nightclub in Perth, Western Australia on January 27, 1996.
She left with the intention of catching a taxi and has not been seen since. The taxi driver came forward in 1996 with information about Sarah Spiers.
He said he remembered picking her up in his taxi the night before she disappeared, on Australia Day, 1996. He told the police they should be looking for a fellow passenger, a man who had shared the taxi with Ms Spiers. The man did not appear to know her. Another woman, also a stranger, had "doubled up" in the cab that night. After he dropped the second woman in Dalkeith, he had taken the man and Ms Spiers to the Windsor Hotel, in South Perth. The man had pushed Ms Spiers out of the cab then paid the fare.
Police raided the taxi driver's home in August 2004, armed with a search warrant that listed personal items belonging to the missing women. They probed the garden and searched both dwellings.
The taxi driver said he had picked up Ms Spiers twice in the same night. The first trip had been from Wellington Street, Mosman Park, to Club Bay View. The second had been from Claremont to South Perth. He said there had been a mix-up earlier in the night with a call from the same passenger. He said her name had come on his taxi computer screen and he asked if she was "Spier". He said she corrected him and said: "Spiers." He recalled that she had lived in Mill Point Road, South Perth.
Spiers was the first of three young Perth women who disappeared from an affluent suburb of Claremont, in Perth's west, prompting the formation of Taskforce Macro - Australia's longest running and most expensive murder investigation.


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

Crime Stoppers WA
1800 333 000

Source Information:
Crime Stoppers WA
New South Wales Police Service
Post Newspapers
The Age
AU News com


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