Dianne BARRETT

 

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Police searching for missing woman Dianne Barrett

 

POLICE have appealed for help to find a missing woman who hasn’t been seen in three weeks.

Diane Barrett, 59, visited Bunnings in Rockingham on the corner of Patterson Road and Pedlar Circuit about 7pm on Saturday May 11.

A neighbour of Diane’s contacted police on May 24 because he had not seen her in some time.

She is described as fair skinned, 165-170cm tall, of slim build, with white/grey hair.

She was last seen wearing a long sleeve cream coloured top, dark long pants, and distinctive pink “croc” footwear.

Dianne’s car is a yellow Hyundai Getz, registration number 1DFZ132.

It is currently at her house in Ridley Way South in Medina, but we cannot confirm its movements around the time that Dianne was last seen.

Police are hoping to speak to anybody who may know Dianne and has had contact with her around that time.

Investigators would also like to speak to anybody who has seen Dianne or her car on or after May 11.

Anyone with information is asked to call Police immediately on 131 444.

Police search bushland south of Perth for missing woman Dianne Barrett

By Emma Young - WA Today

Police and State Emergency Services volunteers on Monday searched bushland in Medina, in the City of Kwinana, as part of their investigation into the disappearance of Dianne Barrett.

A neighbour of the 59-year-old called police on May 24 after realising he had not seen her for some time.

Police investigators have contacted her friends and family and have established that the last confirmed sighting of Dianne was when she visited Bunnings Rockingham on the corner of Patterson Road and Pedlar Circuit about 7pm on May 11.

The 59-year-old left her car in the driveway and the TV and heater on with her dog inside, which her siblings believe are signs she meant to return.

 

Volunteers and police on Monday searched the area bounded by Thomas Road, Mounsey Road, and Wellard Road, with the forward command positioned at the Thomas Kelly Pavilion on Rowson Place.

The search involved about 40 people, 4WD buggies and police dogs.

“She likes to walk the trails around there,” a family member said.

“They’ve told us no malicious intent is being assumed as of yet.”

Dianne is fair-skinned, 165-170 centimetres tall and slim, with salt-and-pepper hair.

 

She was last seen wearing a long-sleeved cream top, long dark pants, and pink Croc shoes.

Her car, a yellow Hyundai Getz, registration number 1DFZ132, remains at her house in
Ridley Way South, Medina, which forensic officers have searched.

They want to speak to anybody who knows Dianne or who has had recent contact with her, or anyone who has seen her or her car after that last confirmed sighting.

Anyone with information should call police immediately on 131 444.

 

 

Search continues for missing Medina woman Dianne Barrett

 

SEARCH teams scoured bushland in Medina this week for missing 59-year-old woman Dianne Barrett, before the weather is expected to turn on Thursday.

After setting up a command post on Monday at the Thomas Kelly Pavilion on Rowson Place, their efforts focussed on the Kwinana Loop trail after receiving information Dianne sometimes used it for evening walks.

Forty-nine State Emergency Services volunteers took part in the search, SES search dogs were engaged and drones took aerial footage.

Concerns for Dianne Barrett’s welfare were first raised by a neighbour on May 24 after he had not seen Dianne for some time.

Police found her dog distressed and unfed, but the home’s heater, lights and TV were still on.

Police inquiries established that Dianne visited Bunnings in Rockingham about 7pm on May 11 – the last day her bank accounts and phone were used.

The Bunnings visit is the last confirmed sighting of the woman, where CCTV showed she spent several hours shopping for home improvement supplies.

She is described as fair skinned, 165cm to170cm tall, of slim build, with white/grey hair.

She was last seen wearing a long-sleeved cream coloured top, dark long pants, and distinctive pink “croc” footwear.

Dianne’s car is a yellow Hyundai Getz, registration number 1DFZ132.

It is still at her house in Ridley Way South in Medina, but police cannot confirm its movements around the time that Dianne was last seen.

Forensics found no signs of violence in the house.

Speaking to media on June 4, her brother Dave said Dianne also failed to call her 87-year-old mother on Mother’s Day, May 12.

He confirmed it was out of character for Dianne to not have contact for so long.

Dave last saw her on April 7 when she seemed to be in good spirits.

Mr Barrett said Dianne had lived in Medina for about a year and described her as being kind, animal-friendly, a supporter of Telethon.

Rockingham Detectives appealed for information from the public and want to speak to anybody who may know Dianne and has had contact with her around that time.

Investigators would also like to speak to anybody who has seen Dianne or her car on or after May 11.

Anyone with information is asked to call police immediately on 131 444.

 

Perth man suspects foul play in mysterious disappearance of sister

By Gary Adshead - WA Today

A brother of missing Medina woman Dianne Barrett fears she has met with foul play, two months on from the 59-year-old’s mystery disappearance.

Dave Barrett said he had ruled out suicide in his sister's case, and the longer she was missing the greater the chance she had been harmed - or worse.

“I'm thinking foul play, but how serious or to what degree I'm unsure of,” Mr Barrett said.

“This is totally out of character. I'm toying with the idea she could be being held against her own will. I can't think of any other reason because she hasn't showed up anywhere.”

 

The teacher and musician’s bank account has not been used since May 11, when CCTV last captured her buying flowers at Bunnings.

Police say she arrived home after shopping and was only reported missing by a neighbour on May 24.

Her dog was found inside the Ridley Way house, the fire was switched on and Ms Barrett’s car was in the driveway.

 

 

Days of searching nearby bushland failed to find any clues.

 

“She's just a simple, caring person who would bend over backwards for anybody,” Mr Barrett said.

“I can tell you right now that having someone missing in the family is no laughing matter. The family suffers. I'd change places with my sister in the blink of an eye if I could.”

He told WAtoday and Nine News Perth his sister’s mobile phone was also missing and was surprised technology had not helped track its location.

The family, ahead of WA Police Missing Persons’ Week, was also keen to know if the set of door keys found inside the house were the only ones their sister used.

“In Dianne's best interests I'm here, and to support Missing Persons’ Week, because I know she'd be here for me so I'm here for her on the off chance it triggers something, some memory from someone in the public who saw her," Mr Barrett said.

 

Anyone with information about Ms Barrett or her whereabouts have been urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online.