Age at time of disappearance: 63 years
Last seen - Atkinson Street Queanbeyan walking towards bushland at the rear of the Queanbeyan Golf Course
Circumstances: Kate ALEXANDER was last seen by her relatives about 1430 hrs on Sunday 31-MAR-1974 at her home address 1 Hampton Circuit Yarralumla ACT. Kate is absent-minded and fears are held for safety. She is described as being an unassuming type of person and could easily be taken advantage of. She would not seek help but rather wander aimlessly around. She was prone to fret very badly since her husbands death. Kate had been living with her son who was absent at the time of her disappearance. She is believed to have had about $50 cash in her possession, a pension card and a bus pass at the time of her disappearance. Information received would indicate Kate was given a lift to Queanbeyan NSW between 1100 and 1230 hrs on Monday 01-APR-1974 and was last seen in Atkinson Street Queanbeyan walking towards bushland at the rear of the Queanbeyan Golf Course. A further report received indicates Kate could have visited the Nimble-Timble shop in McQuoid Street Queanbeyan about 1230 hrs on 10-APR-1974. Relatives are of the opinion Kate has become lost and was wandering. Kate was at one time employed as a housemaid in a Canberra motel and if she is suffering from a loss of memory may attempt to find similar employment. Police searches in the Canberra and Queanbeyan areas have failed to reveal any traces of her.