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Missing Hawker woman

By johnboy - 17 June 2011 17

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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 72-year-old woman, who was reported missing last night (Thursday, June 16).

The missing woman was last seen by family members around 7.30pm at her home in Hawker, before she left in her vehicle.

She is described as 5’7” tall (170cm), with a medium build, fair complexion and dark brown eyes.

She was last seen wearing a black ¾ length raincoat and a red or black coloured hat or scarf around her head.

Police believe she may be driving in her vehicle, a 2005 model green Citroen Xsara, with ACT registration YDS 85P.

Anyone who may have seen a woman matching the above description, or the green Citroen Xsara, is urged to contact ACT Policing Operations immediately on 131 444.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Missing Hawker woman
KeenGolfer 1:45 pm 19 Jun 11

dvaey said :

If this family is really concerned about the situation, then by all means seek to have her licence cancelled or an ankle tracker placed on her, or hopefully they can realise that she is an adult with human rights and get off their high horse.

Did you ever stop to think that there might be circumstances involved in her going missing that weren’t made public knowledge? Your statement is idiotic and insensitive as you have no idea of what actually happened.

dvaey 12:45 pm 19 Jun 11

phildill said :

mr reason and hkoreduck this woman would be somebodys mother,sister aunty etc,your stupid attempts at humour at this lady’s misfortune is unbelievably immature

Good point, here was me thinking that this woman was a responsible adult (obviously given that she has a car and a licence) who was capable of making her own decisions without her family needing to track her moves everyday.. maybe the family needs to buy her a GPS ankle tracker to make sure their mother/sister/aunty can no longer go for a drive without them being able to find her immediately.

Della said :

Well, I thought the fact that she’s a 72 year-old woman who has gone missing with no warning, hasn’t been seen since Thursday night and wasn’t really dressed for the weather….

So which part of the equation doesnt make sense..That a 72 year old woman has gone for a drive? That she has gone for a drive without telling anyone (probably like she has been able to do for the past 50 years without being reported missing)? That she went driving in her car but wasnt dressed for outside weather. If youre going for a drive to a friends house, do you dress for the drive and to be comfortable at your friends house, or do you overdress to keep your overprotective family happy?

If this family is really concerned about the situation, then by all means seek to have her licence cancelled or an ankle tracker placed on her, or hopefully they can realise that she is an adult with human rights and get off their high horse.

Watson 12:27 pm 19 Jun 11

hk0reduck said :

Don’t worry she’s been found.

http://www.2ca.com.au/local-news/897-missing-hawker-woman-found.html

I’m sorry that I upset you. I forgot that we were supposed to wait until people are found murdered or drown in a river or die in a police car chase before it becomes OK to make fun at them at the expense of their family.

Only if they take drugs, are mentally ill or live in govt housing though! If they fit into all 3 of those categories they are fair game on RA, dead or alive.

Thanks for posting the follow up.

hk0reduck 11:55 am 19 Jun 11

Don’t worry she’s been found.

http://www.2ca.com.au/local-news/897-missing-hawker-woman-found.html

I’m sorry that I upset you. I forgot that we were supposed to wait until people are found murdered or drown in a river or die in a police car chase before it becomes OK to make fun at them at the expense of their family.

Della 10:58 pm 18 Jun 11

Watson said :

Della said :

Well, I thought the fact that she’s a 72 year-old woman who has gone missing with no warning, hasn’t been seen since Thursday night and wasn’t really dressed for the weather would’ve been a large enough indication that this was an ‘inappropriate’ situation to make jokes about.

But, y’know, maybe I’m just too sensitive. Whatever, bro.

I just didn’t think making a dry comment about a bad situation automatically means that you don’t care. That post reacting to the Sydney comments was slightly melodramatic in my opinion, but then maybe I’m oversensitive.

Of course I hope she’s alright, but not making perceived non-pc comments is hardly going to make her magically reappear nor is it going to make her situation worse.

Oh, don’t get me wrong, I hear it from that angle. But at the same time I just think comments like that probably would’ve been saved for other threads which weren’t so serious. I mean, I’m all for making a joke, but it’s probably not the best place for it in a thread like this one. Especially such a cheap joke.

But I’m not the RiotAct joke police so I’ll bail out now before I get stuck replying to this for all eternity.

Hope she’s found alright though. I’ve got a grandmother about her age, so it hits quite close to home when I read things like this.

Watson 5:40 pm 18 Jun 11

Della said :

Well, I thought the fact that she’s a 72 year-old woman who has gone missing with no warning, hasn’t been seen since Thursday night and wasn’t really dressed for the weather would’ve been a large enough indication that this was an ‘inappropriate’ situation to make jokes about.

But, y’know, maybe I’m just too sensitive. Whatever, bro.

I just didn’t think making a dry comment about a bad situation automatically means that you don’t care. That post reacting to the Sydney comments was slightly melodramatic in my opinion, but then maybe I’m oversensitive.

Of course I hope she’s alright, but not making perceived non-pc comments is hardly going to make her magically reappear nor is it going to make her situation worse.

Della 3:58 pm 18 Jun 11

Watson said :

phildill said :

mr reason and hkoreduck this woman would be somebodys mother,sister aunty etc,your stupid attempts at humour at this lady’s misfortune is unbelievably immature

Jeezes, lighten up man! They didn’t say anything inappropriate about this person or her situation.

Well, I thought the fact that she’s a 72 year-old woman who has gone missing with no warning, hasn’t been seen since Thursday night and wasn’t really dressed for the weather would’ve been a large enough indication that this was an ‘inappropriate’ situation to make jokes about.

But, y’know, maybe I’m just too sensitive. Whatever, bro.

Stevian 2:39 pm 18 Jun 11

Watson said :

phildill said :

mr reason and hkoreduck this woman would be somebodys mother,sister aunty etc,your stupid attempts at humour at this lady’s misfortune is unbelievably immature

Jeezes, lighten up man! They didn’t say anything inappropriate about this person or her situation.

Did anyone hear of an update?

Sounds like you feel guilty. Is that a confession?

Watson 10:38 am 18 Jun 11

phildill said :

mr reason and hkoreduck this woman would be somebodys mother,sister aunty etc,your stupid attempts at humour at this lady’s misfortune is unbelievably immature

Jeezes, lighten up man! They didn’t say anything inappropriate about this person or her situation.

Did anyone hear of an update?

s-s-a 9:18 am 18 Jun 11

I didn’t know you could go missing on such short notice

I imagine that if she was just ducking down the shops for milk or to collect takeaway, that going missing for more than an hour would be cause for some concern. Add in the age factor and therefore increased probability of perhaps medical conditions for which she didn’t take medication with her, and it’s good to know that the Police aren’t going to make you wait 24h to see if someone reappears before starting a search.

I hope she is ok.

phildill 8:39 am 18 Jun 11

mr reason and hkoreduck this woman would be somebodys mother,sister aunty etc,your stupid attempts at humour at this lady’s misfortune is unbelievably immature

hk0reduck 5:50 pm 17 Jun 11

If it’s any help, I’m pretty sure that’s the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background.

mr reason 5:48 pm 17 Jun 11

It looks like she’s in Sydney

Chop71 4:17 pm 17 Jun 11

I didn’t know you could go missing on such short notice,
Hope it works out

The Frots 4:11 pm 17 Jun 11

How strange. I hope she’s okay.

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