Paula-Lee Denton, last seen in 2013. Photo: NSW PolicePaula-Lee Denton, last seen in 2013. Photo: NSW PolicePaula-Lee Denton, last seen in 2013. Photo: NSW Police


Police renew appeal for information on the disappearance of Paula-Lee Denton

To coincide with Missing Persons Week, police investigators are renewing an appeal for information into the suspicious disappearance of a woman from the Mudgee area in 2013.

Paula-Lee Denton, also known as Paula-Lee Miniter, was 39-years-old when she was last seen at in late 2013.

Paula-Lee, who would now be aged 44, was known to live in the Mudgee, Hargraves and Gulgong areas and was last seen in late 2013. At that time, Paula-Lee was estranged from her family, and was formally reported missing in October 2017.

Officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District established Strike Force Reye to investigate the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.


A suspicious disappearance

Following extensive investigations, police are now treating the circumstances surrounding her disappearance as suspicious.

As part of those investigations, detectives have conducted searches of properties in Hargraves and Gulgong.

While inquiries continue, detectives are appealing for anyone with information about her whereabouts to contact Mudgee Police.

At the time of her disappearance, Paula-Lee was described as being of Caucasian appearance, 160cm tall with a large build, red/blonde hair, and with an eagle tattoo on the back of her right shoulder.

Orana Mid-Western Crime Manager, Detective Chief Inspector Denise Godden, said despite the execution of warrants and extensive enquiries police have still not been able to locate Paula-Lee.

"Police have conducted extensive inquiries with the aim to find out what happened to Paula-Lee, and we are now appealing to those in the community who may have vital information," Det Ch Insp Godden said.

"We really need the assistance of the public on this matter, so if you know anything please contact the police or Crime Stoppers.

"Paula-Lee was a mother and her son needs to know where his mum is.

"If anyone has information about Paula-Lee's whereabouts, or has seen her since 2013, then we want to hear from you."

Police appeal for information

Information is treated in strict confidence. The community is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

Missing Persons Week is an annual national campaign to raise awareness of the issues and impacts surrounding missing persons and runs between Sunday 2 August and Saturday 8 August 2020.

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