Lucille Gaye Butterworth
Missing since August 25, 1969 from Claremont, Tasmania, Australia
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Lucille was last seen by her mother on 25 August 1969. After a day working at the local radio station, Lucille accepted a lift from a colleague to a bus stop. Lucille was on her way to a Miss Tasmania fund raising meeting in New Norfolk. She was dropped off at the bus stop by her girlfriend at 17.30. She was excited about going to visit her fiance and stay with his parents. The bus to New Norfolk arrived 10 minutes after Miss Butterworth's friend drove away. The bus stop was empty, and Miss Butterworth was gone.
Her boyfriend lived in New Norfolk and on the evening of Lucille's disappearance he was waiting for her to arrive on the bus. The couple had planned their engagement, had identical rings crafted and were about to make the announcement. The Butterworth family didn't realize Lucille was missing until the next morning. Police believe Lucille was abducted -- or willingly accepted a lift from someone she knew. She was from a respected family, and held down a good job as a typist. She had no obvious enemies, her relationships with family and friends were stable.
Foul play is suspected.
Investigators AFP Missing Persons Coordination Centre
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AFP Missing Persons Coordination Centre