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
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
Despite intensive searching and ongoing enquiries, Angela has not
Anyone with information which may assist police is asked to contact
Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
MISSING PERSON – ANGELA JOY JEFFREY
continuing their search for missing Penguin woman Angela Joy
Jeffrey, who was last seen by family yesterday afternoon.
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,
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.”
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
“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
“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
“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
“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.
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
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.