Quanne DIEC

Case Type: Missing DOB: 1986 - 12 years old when missing
Missing Date: 27/07/1998 Sex: Female
Age Now: 20 Height:  5'1" (155 cm)
Missing City: SYDNEY Weight:  Unknown
Missing State :  Hair Color: Black
Missing Country: Australia Eye Color: Brown
Case Number: AUCBnmpu0007  
Circumstances: Quanne was last seen by her father at 7.00am on 27 July 1998. Quanne left her Granville home to attend school. She intended to catch a train from Clyde to Strathfield. Quanne did not arrive at school and has not been seen since this time. There are grave concerns for her welfare.

Office of the Minister for Police

SYDNEY, 3 February 1999.

MISSING CHILD – SUSPECTED ABDUCTION

TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($200,000)

REWARD

ON the 27 July 1998, Quanne DIEC, aged 12 years, left her home at Seventh Street, Granville to walk to the Clyde Railway Station to travel to the Strathfield Girls High School.

Miss DIEC did not arrive at school and there have been no confi rmed sightings of her since leaving home on the 27 July 1998. Grave fears are held for the child’s safety. Notice is hereby given that a reward of up to two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) will be paid by the Government of New South Wales for information leading to the location of Quanne DIEC or the arrest and conviction of any person or persons who may have been responsible for the commission of any serious indictable offence relating to her disappearance.

The reward offer of $100,000 made on the 13 August 1998 is hereby withdrawn and replaced by this offer. The allocation of this reward will be at the sole discretion of the Commissioner of Police.

The urgent assistance and co-operation of the public is especially sought in the matter. Any information, which will be treated as confi dential, may be given at any time of the day or night at any Police Station or by telephone -

Police Headquarters telephone (02) 9281 0000, or

Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

PAUL WHELAN, LL.B, M.P.,

Minister for Police

 

12-year-old Sydney schoolgirl Quanne bid farewell to her parents as she headed off to catch her train to school on the morning of July 27, 1998. This was the last time she was seen. Police later confirmed the young studious, quiet girl never made it to the Clyde railway station.

Quanne, who lived with her parents in the Sydney suburb of Granville, was feared to have been kidnapped very early on in the investigations. Her disappearance wasn`t reported to Granville Police Station until 10 hours after last being seen. This was because her school did not report her non-attendance as they believed she was probably sick at home and her parents had no reason to think she wasn't at school. 

Her disappearance was totally out of character, with no evident tension in her home or school life. Two years after her disappearance detectives who worked on the case have not publicly stated they believe she is dead. 

However, according to an article in The Sunday Telegraph the opinion of highly experienced former investigators and an expert in child abduction said in all probability she was murdered, possibly even before the search for her had begun. Homicide investigators have never closely examined the case, despite the suspicious circumstances of Quanne`s disappearance. 

One detective described the lack of action on the case as "sickening".  Source: Crimenet