The Doe Network:
Case File 667DFNSW


Michelle Veronica Pope
Missing since August 25, 1978 from Pymble, New South Wales, Australia.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Pope and Stephen Lapthorne were last seen at 22.30 on 25 August 1978 leaving his home at West Pymble to drive her home to Berowra. They never arrived and have not been seen or heard from since.

Stephen's green Bedford van, NSW registration SL-710, has never been located. All leads received since their disappearance have been followed up, but to no avail.

Detectives initially suspected they were murdered and their bodies buried in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, but they have also not ruled out death by misadventure.

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

Hornsby Police Station
9476 9799

Source Information:
New South Wales Police

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