Angela Joy JEFFREY

Missing Person Angela JeffreyImage may contain: 1 personAngela Jeffrey

 

Missing since: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Last seen: 
South Road, Penguin
Responsible jurisdiction: 
TAS
 
Year of birth: 
1962
Gender: 
Female
Height: 
164cm
Build: 
Medium
Hair: 
Blonde
Shoulder length
Eyes: 
Brown
Complexion: 
Fair
Distinguishing Features: 
Nil tattoos or scars

 

Circumstances

Angela Jeffrey was last seen at her home in South Road, Penguin, Tasmania at approximately 2pm on Wednesday 1 June 2016.  At this time she was wearing blue jeans, a black cardigan and short black boots.

At the time of going missing, Angela was suffering from a mental illness and in a depressed state. 

Her vehicle, a 2010 grey Lancer sedan, registration number C87QE was located in a remote bush location in the Bakers Beach area on 3 June 2016.

Despite intensive searching and ongoing enquiries, Angela has not been located.

Anyone with information which may assist police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

MISSING PERSON – ANGELA JOY JEFFREY

Police are continuing their search for missing Penguin woman Angela Joy Jeffrey, who was last seen by family yesterday afternoon.

Mrs Jeffrey, 53, was last seen at her Penguin home about 1.50pm on Wednesday 1 June and police hold grave concerns for her welfare.

Mrs Jeffrey is described as being 164cm tall, of medium build, with dyed blonde hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen wearing blue jeans, black cardigan and short black boots.

If you've seen Angela or her vehicle, a 2010 grey Mitsubishi Lancer sedan registration C87QE (similar to the one pictured below), please call Ulverstone Police on 6478 6027 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

Police search Narawntapu National Park for missing Penguin woman, Angela Jeffrey

The family of missing Penguin woman Angela Jeffrey say they have hope for the first time following two reported sightings of the 53-year-old near Narawntapu National Park.
 

Mrs Jeffrey was seen on foot on a forestry trail near Bakers Beach on Thursday afternoon, where she reportedly waved on a motorist who stopped to offer assistance. 

The sightings were reported to police on Friday afternoon and Mrs Jeffrey’s vehicle was located soon after near state forest off Browns Creek Road, Bakers Beach.

Mrs Jeffrey, who suffers from bipolar and was severely depressed at the time of her disappearance, was last seen by her husband David at their Penguin home on Wednesday afternoon. 

Police, SES and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter have been searching the area from Browns Creek Road to the Frankford Highway since first light on Saturday morning. 

“I’m definitely more optimistic than I was two days ago because she’s been sighted, the car has been found,” Mr Jeffrey said. 

“She suffers bipolar and it’s the first time [she has gone missing], she has suffered with it for 33 years and never done anything like this before.
 

“It’s just the depth she got down to with depression, you just can’t control it.” 
 

Sighted in good health

Mrs Jeffrey appeared to be in good health on Thursday when she was sighted on a forestry trail, police said.

Sergeant Luke Bishop said the sighting, reported to police on Friday, had formed the basis of the search and rescue operation at Bakers Beach and surrounds.

“We have some obvious concerns in relation to the mental health of Angela, we have no information that gives us any indication of what she was doing in between the time of when she left home and the sighting,” Sergeant Bishop said.
 

“All I can say is when she was sighted she was in good health, or appeared to be.
 

“The person who has reported seeing her in this area has been driving along the road, slowed to offer her some assistance or say hello and she’s waved them off so she’s not engaged with them at all at this point.”
 

Police were hopeful Mrs Jeffrey had sought shelter overnight and was continuing to walk in the area, Sergeant Bishop said.

The search, which includes heavily forested area inside the national park, will continue regardless of the weather change expected later Saturday afternoon.

“It’s out hope that although she’s not prepared for overnight stays, the clothing that we’re told that she’s in which is a cardigan, vest and pants and shoes are sufficient.
 

“The weather conditions are mild for this time of year in Tasmania, certainly last night wasn’t too cold so we’re hopeful that she’s sought shelter and she’s continuing to walk around in the area.”

Public assistance narrowed search area

Police are calling on anyone in the area to report any potential sightings.
 

“There are a number of recreational bike and four wheel drive users that do come out in this area so we’re hopeful that is any of those people see anything we’re hopeful they will contact us straight away,” Sergeant Bishop said.
 

“We thank the members of the public who have taken the time to give us the information, it’s certainly narrowed down our area of the search and we’d be hopeful if there was anyone in the area today that was recreational riding or bike riding that came across someone, that they remain with her and contact us.”

Husband’s plea for mental health awareness

Angela Jeffrey’s husband David has made an impassioned call for people suffering mental illness to seek help. 

“I just want everybody to know that with depression, it can hit anybody.

“A lot of people don’t know there is many strains of it.

“My wife, she’s got bipolar and she’s got that many mood swings and high lows, up here one minute, next week you’re right down the bottom and that’s when things like what’s happened now with my wife [happen]. 
 

“Get people to help you as quick as possible and please don’t shy away and think you’re weak for having it – you’re not weak, you’re strong.”

Asked what he would say to his wife, Mr Jeffrey said he would give her the “biggest cuddle”. 

“Angela, she’s the love of my life and I want her back, if she could be here I’d give her the biggest cuddle ever and hopefully it won’t be that long.”

Mrs Jeffrey is described as being 164 centimetres tall and of medium build with dyed blonde hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen wearing blue jeans, black cardigan and short black boots.

Report sightings of Mrs Jeffrey to Ulverstone Police on 6478 6027 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

If you or anyone you know needs help call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au/gethelp.

 

Missing Person Angela Jeffrey – Update 16 June

The Police search for missing Penguin woman, Angela Joy Jeffrey, has been formally suspended, and her family have been informed of this.

An item of clothing was located earlier this week within the search area, and the relevance of this item is currently under enquiry.

Missing person investigations in relation to Mrs Jeffrey remain active.

“Any information relevant to Angela’s disappearance will be thoroughly investigated and we hope to bring closure to her family” Senior Sergeant Debbie Williams said.

Angela, 53, was last seen at her Penguin home on Wednesday, 1 June, her vehicle was located in the State Forest off Browns Creek Road, Bakers Beach, on 3 June.

Police would like to thank the overwhelming number of volunteers who have assisted in the search for Angela.

 

 

One year ago Angela Jeffrey disappeared from Penguin and has not been found