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
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.