17 January 2019

Handwritten notes in magazine spark fresh investigation into Mulquiney disappearance

| Lachlan Roberts
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Detective Senior Constable Emma Beere and Senior Constable Patrick O’Brien are leading the case. Photo: George Tsotsos.

An unexplained hand-written note in a Women’s Weekly magazine has sparked fresh calls for information about the 34-year disappearance of Canberran Megan Mulquiney.

Police are asking for the writer of a scribbled note in the September 2018 edition of The Australian Women’s Weekly, which was found at Clare Holland House, to come forward. The note includes the name ‘Inge Quitt’ written under a photo of Megan, as well as several words which have been underlined.

Page 51 of September 2018 Women’s Weekly with the Inge Quitt inscription. Photo: ACT Policing.

The name has led police to speak to Mrs Quitt, a well-known seamstress and former Queanbeyan resident, but officers do not believe she was in any way involved in the disappearance of Megan Mulquiney. Police want to know the note’s significance and have asked the person who wrote the inscription to contact police.

In July 2018, police opened up new lines of enquiry in their investigation into the disappearance of Canberran Megan Mulquiney after receiving an “outstanding response” to their call for fresh information from the public.

Megan, aged 17-years-old, was last seen standing outside Woden Plaza about 12:30 pm on 28 July 1984. An extensive investigation by police spanning 34 years has failed to reveal her movements or location after this time.

In 2009 an inquest into Megan’s disappearance determined it extremely likely she met with foul play and was murdered by a person, or persons unknown. The place, manner and cause of Megan’s death remain unknown.

Megan Mulquiney. Photo: ACT Policing.

Anyone with information about the magazine or Megan’s disappearance is urged to contact Detective Senior Constable Emma Beere and Senior Constable Patrick O’Brien via the dedicated mobile number 0457 844 917.

Alternatively, information can be provided to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

Please quote reference 3288631. Information can be provided anonymously.

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