Siriyakorn "Bung" SIRIBOON

       Vanidda Siriboon 
                                                                                                                          Picture: Craig Borrow Herald Sun


Letter from Bung's mother Vanidda - thanks to Herald Sun -

 

"How is it even possible to put words down to how we are feeling?

I just want to know, just to know that you have life, is all I ask.

We don't need to know who you are, it doesn't matter what has happened in the past, that person who has or might know what happened to Bung.

I forgive that person, whatever they do with me and I want them to make a decision now, for the right thing to do.

But just to know you still have life, I just think about my daughter, she has a future and is just too young.

Every day at home, I look; your room, all my mind and thoughts are for you.

I think your neighbours are so important, for people and neighbours to help and not to turn a blind eye and to look out and help one another.

My birthday is coming up and I wish my girl to come back for me, that is all I wish for my birthday present.

I just want to know what happened, if you were a mum, try and imagine for me.

It has been very hard, sometimes you have to step back and look at another way to look or walk forward and I have to do this every day.

You would be my birthday present, I need you to be my present, the best present, please come back.

Thank you every person who prayed for Bung and my family.

Thank you so much."

 

  

 

Boronia parents searching for missing daughter Siriyakorn 'Bung' Siriboon

 
A BORONIA man is pleading for help to find his missing 13-year-old adopted daughter, Siriyakorn 'Bung' Siriboon.
Bung, who is Thai, was last seen by her mother Vanidda and father, Fred Pattison, at 8.20am yesterday, before she left for school, the Knox Leader reports. Her parents raised the alarm with Boronia police when Bung failed to return home from school by 4.30pm. Mr Pattison said Bung walked the 10 minute route to Boronia Heights College each day. He said it was "completely out of character" for the "streetwise" teenager to disappear.

 

Search continues for missing Boronia teen

6 Jun 11 @ 09:23am

 
 
 “Bung’’ Siriboon has not been found since going missing on Thursday.
Police are still searching for the teenager this morning, after her father issued a plea to find his adopted 13-year-old daughter on Friday. Bung, who is Thai, was last seen by her mother Vanidda and father Fred Pattison at 8.20am yesterday, before she left for school. Her parents raised the alarm with Boronia police when Bung failed to return home from school by 4.30pm. Mr Pattison said Bung walked the 10 minute route to Boronia Heights College each day. He said it was “completely out of character” for the “streetwise” teenager to disappear. “I had just got home from nightshift and she ate her breakfast and said goodbye to us just like she normally does,’’ Mr Pattison said. “There were no major arguments; we’re a close family. ‘’The school didn’t alert us to the fact that she had been absent that day, so we had no idea she was missing.” Bung and her sister Siriporn “Bang’’ Siriboon, 20, have been living in Australia for four years. Mr Pattison said Bung was not fluent in English, but she could communicate effectively. “We miss her, we just want her home safe,’’ Mr Pattison said. “She’s gentle, shy; she cares about other people’s feelings. “If she has problems or anything she’s dealing with, we want her to know that she can talk to us about it. “If anyone even thinks that they’ve seen her, call the police.’‘ Mr Pattison has resorted to placing missing posters around Boronia. He expressed concern Bung had started to meet new people through online social networking sites. Bung is about 154cm tall, has a slim build and long black her down to her lower back. She was last seen wearing her blue check school uniform and a blue school raincoat. If you have seen Bung, phone Boronia police on 9760 6600.
 

Boronia teenager Siriyakorn 'Bung' Siriboon still missing

Siriyakorn ‘Bung’ Siriboon, 13, has not been seen since she said farewell to her mother Vanidda and step-father Fred Pattison at 8.20am last Thursday morning before she left for school. Members from Knox Police met with the Knox Crime Investigation Unit (CIU), which has taken over the investigation, this afternoon. Knox CIU detective Sen-Constable Ian Brown said while there was nothing to suggest Bung had been abducted, it could not be ruled out. “At this stage, there’s no reason to believe Bung is not in the area,” Sen-Constable Brown said. “We’re hoping for the best possible scenario which would be she’s gone off with a friend. “She might think she’s in trouble with her parent,s which is delaying her showing her face.” Sen-Constable Brown said Bung’s parents would be interviewed tonight. “They are obviously very concerned as this is an act out of character for Bung,” he said. Mr Pattison told the Leader this morning that the lack of information on Bung’s disappearance was evident and asked the public to “keep an eye out” for his adopted daughter. “We don’t want to know who or what or why or how, we don’t want to blame anyone, we just want her home safe,” Mr Pattison said. Since Leader reported Bung’s disappearance on Friday, our website has been used by people posting messages of support for the missing teen. Bung’s parents raised the alarm with Boronia police when she failed to return home from school by 4.30pm on Thursday, June 2. Mr Pattison said Bung walked the 10 minute route to Boronia Heights College each day. The school did not inform Bung’s parents that she was absent. Bung and her sister Siriporn “Bang’’ Siriboon, 20, have been living in Australia for four years. Mr Pattison said Bung was not fluent in English, but she could communicate effectively. “We miss her, we just want her home safe,’’ Mr Pattison said. “She’s gentle, shy; she cares about other people’s feelings. “If she has problems or anything she’s dealing with, we want her to know that she can talk to us about it. “If anyone even thinks that they’ve seen her, call the police.’‘ Mr Pattison has resorted to placing missing posters around Boronia. Meanwhile concerned community members have created a ‘Find Bung’ group on Facebook to spread the word in an attempt to locate Bung. More than 500 people have joined the group including school friends and strangers concerned for her welfare. He expressed concern Bung had started to meet new people through online social networking sites. Bung is about 154cm tall, has a slim build and long black her down to her lower back. She was last seen wearing her blue check school uniform and a blue school raincoat.


Sightings of missing Boronia girl reported

7 Jun 11 @ 01:04pm

POLICE have confirmed two reported sightings of missing Boronia teenager Siriyakorn “Bung’’ Siriboon.
Two separate witnesses say they spotted the 13-year-old in the morning and afternoon of June 2 - the day she disappeared. Bung, who is Thai and can only speak conversational English, has been missing for five days. Knox Crime Investigation Unit’s detective Sen-Constable Rohan Bodsworth, who is heading the investigation, confirmed a witness had spotted Bung walking down Chandler Rd, Boronia - towards Dorset Rd - at 3.20pm. She was wearing her blue-and-white school uniform. A second witness confirmed Bung had been seen walking to Boronia Heights College on Mount View Rd, Boronia, on June 2 just after 8am. Sen-Constable Bodsworth told Leader there was a “missing piece of the puzzle” as to where Bung was between the sightings and appealed for more witnesses to come forward. “It sort of indicates she was somewhere in the Boronia area on Thursday at least,” Sen-Constable Bodsworth said. “We feel strongly that someone in the local community would know where Bung was on that day. “It seems likely that during this time she would have been with someone. “If she was, they would possibly know information as to where she is now.” Det-Sen-Constable Bodsworth said the squad had a number of leads on the case but “nothing concrete”. If you have seen Bung, phone Boronia police on 9760 6600.
 

Abduction attempt sparks new fears

 

*Editor's note - the above abduction attempt was proved to be a hoax

Family prays for little Bung

THE family of missing teenager Siriyakorn "Bung" Siriboon believe she is still alive.
Bung's stepfather, Fred Pattison, said the family was not focusing on Wednesday's attempted abduction of an 11-year-old friend of Bung, just streets away from where Bung, 13, disappeared. Homicide squad chief Det-Insp John Potter said there were some similarities between a digital image of a man wanted for questioning over this week's abduction attempt and at least two other images of men police want to speak to about other crimes. One is a man police believe may know about the abduction and sexual assault of an elderly woman in Clayton in February. The other is an image of a man they want to speak to about the attempt to snatch a 16-year-old girl off the street at Ringwood East on Tuesday, June 21.
Insp Potter said detectives hunting for Bung were looking at potential links to attempted abductions across Melbourne's east in recent months. Police media issued a statement yesterday saying there was "absolutely no evidence at this stage of any links between the recent incidents in Boronia, Ringwood and Clayton". "We are not ruling out that possibility, however to say the matters are linked is completely inaccurate," the statement said. Several Boronia parents told the Herald Sun they would no longer allow their children to walk to school. Mr Pattison said his family was still plastering the area with posters of Bung and attending their local Buddhist temple to pray for her safe return. "We still think she's OK and she's going to come home and that's what we want to focus on," he said. "We miss her and we want her back home. We want to stay positive and ... that's what we are going to do." Bung was last seen in Elsie St on June 2. Only a few blocks away, in Bennett St, a man wearing a surgical mask tried to lure the friend of Bung into his dark green Holden station wagon on Wednesday. The girl and Bung were in a year five and six composite class at the local primary school in Boronia. Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

Family of missing teen Siriyakorn "Bung" Siriboon hold hope

Jessica Craven and Shelley Hadfield
THE family of missing teenager Siriyakorn "Bung" Siriboon believe she is still alive.
Bung's stepfather, Fred Pattison, said the family was not focusing on Wednesday's attempted abduction of an 11-year-old friend of Bung, just streets away from where Bung, 13, disappeared. Homicide squad chief Det-Insp John Potter said there were some similarities between a digital image of a man wanted for questioning over this week's abduction attempt and at least two other images of men police want to speak to about other crimes. One is a man police believe may know about the abduction and sexual assault of an elderly woman in Clayton in February. The other is an image of a man they want to speak to about the attempt to snatch a 16-year-old girl off the street at Ringwood East on Tuesday, June 21.