Belinda Shirley PEISLEY

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 Belinda Peisley                                

  Belinda with her sons as infants      and son Cody Peisley today, with Belinda's Dad

Above far right - Cody Peisley and Billy Moffett with their mother's ex-partner Andrew Moffett and her father Mark Wearne / Pic: Justin Lloyd Source: The Daily Telegraph

 

 

Name:  Belinda Shirley PEISLEY Sex: Female
Date of Birth: 23 Aug 1979 Age Now: 26
Age when missing: 19 Height (cm): 170.0 Build: Thin
Hair Colour: Brown Eye Colour: Blue/Grey Complexion: Medium
Nationality:   Racial Appearance: Caucasian    
Circumstances - Belinda was last seen in Katoomba on the 26th September 1998.

Katoomba woman's disappearance reopened

15:03 AEST Sun Nov 28 2010 - Nine MSN
 

A young mum who went missing from her NSW home 12 years ago had inherited a substantial amount of money and her suspicious disappearance may be drug-related, police fear.

Police have reopened the case of 19-year-old Belinda Peisley who was last seen at her Trow Avenue home in Katoomba, west of Sydney, on September 26, 1998.

Ms Peisley had two young sons - aged three and one - at the time.

"Despite significant inquiries, no trace of Belinda has ever emerged, although police are convinced she met with foul play," police said in a statement on Sunday.

"Two years before her disappearance, Belinda inherited a substantial amount of money and was able to buy her Trow Ave home outright.

"Police investigations revealed she had begun associating with a number of people involved with illicit drugs in the months before she vanished and have not ruled out Belinda's disappearance may have been drug related.

"Despite significant inquiries, no trace of Belinda has ever emerged, although police are convinced she met with foul play."

On Sunday, Ms Peisley's father Mark Werne appealed for help to find out what happened to his daughter.

"Belinda was only just beginning her life and had two beautiful sons who she loved," Mr Werne said.

"Of course, we would like to hold out some hope but deep down the family has accepted that Belinda is gone.

"But until we know for sure, this will continue to haunt her sons and the rest of my family.

"It is an unimaginably cruel situation for my grandsons who never really got to know their mum.

"For their sake, I would ask anyone who knows what happened to Belinda to contact police and give this family a chance to lay things to rest and have some peace."

Blue Mountains police local area commander Acting Superintendent Mick Bostock said a female witness - who was one of the last people to see Belinda - returned to the Katoomba house with detectives on Friday (November 26) to explain what she saw in the hope of triggering new leads in the investigation.

"New witnesses have come forward in recent weeks with fresh information about her last months and we are slowly fitting together a number of pieces to this puzzle," he said in the statement.

"A 37-year-old woman who saw Belinda shortly before she vanished recalls attending the Trow Avenue home and finding it ransacked.

"It is likely Belinda was the victim of a drug-related incident and we are pursuing a number of fresh leads that will, hopefully, shed some light on her fate."

Police reopen investigation into suspicious disappearance of teenaged mum – SF Belonidae

Sunday, 28 Nov 2010 09:33am

Police have re-opened an investigation into the suspicious disappearance of a teenaged mum from her Katoomba home in 1998.

Belinda Peisley had inherited a substantial amount of money prior to her disappearance and was last seen at her Trow Avenue home in Katoomba on 26 September, twelve years ago.

The 19-year-old woman had two young sons at the time aged three and one years. She has never been seen since.

Despite significant inquiries, no trace of Belinda has ever emerged, although police are convinced she met with foul play.

Two years before her disappearance Belinda inherited a substantial amount of money and was able to buy her Trow Ave home outright.

Police investigations revealed she had begun associating with a number of people involved with illicit drugs in the months before she vanished and have not ruled out Belinda’s disappearance may have been drug related.

Blue Mountains LAC Commander, Acting Superintendent Mick Bostock, said a female witness – who was one of the last people to see Belinda – returned to the Katoomba house with detectives on Friday (26 November) to give an account of what she saw in the hope of triggering new leads in the investigation.

“New witnesses have come forward in recent weeks with fresh information about her last months and we are slowly fitting together a number of pieces to this puzzle,” A/Supt Bostock said.

“A 37-year-old woman who saw Belinda shortly before she vanished recalls attending the Trow Avenue home and finding it ransacked.

“It is likely Belinda was the victim of a drug-related incident and we are pursuing a number of fresh leads that will hopefully shed some light on her fate.”

Belinda’s father, Mark Werne, appealed to anyone with any additional information to come forward.

“Belinda was only just beginning her life and had two beautiful sons who she loved,” Mr Werne said.

“Of course we would like to hold out some hope but deep down the family has accepted that Belinda is gone.

“But until we know for sure, this will continue to haunt her sons and the rest of my family.

“It is an unimaginably cruel situation for my grandsons who never really got to know their mum.

“For their sake I would ask anyone who knows what happened to Belinda to contact police and give this family a chance to lay things to rest and have some peace.”

Sons of missing woman Belinda Peisley appeal for help

The family of missing Katoomba woman Belinda Peisley made a new appeal for information this morning.

Her two sons, Cody Peisley, 16, Billy Moffett, 14, her father William Wearne and ex-partner Andrew Moffett pleaded for anyone with information to come forward.

The brothers were aged just three and one when their mother Belinda Peisley vanished from her Trow Ave, Katoomba home on September 26, 1998.

Minister for Police, Michael Gallacher, says police have a number of persons of interest, but are asking for the public's assistance with information.
 

"There were a number of people Belinda associated with prior to her disappearance and we believe that either one or more of them have knowledge about what happened to Belinda," he said.

The appeal comes as the News South Wales State Government today announced a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Mr Wearne described Belinda as a "good kid", and asked anyone with information to contact crime stoppers or Springwood detectives.

Ms Peisley was 19 when she disappeared and was last seen on September 26, 1998, at her Katoomba home. It is believed she met with foul play.

Brothers hope $100,000 offer will end missing mystery of missing mum Belinda Peisley

CODY Peisley was three and his brother Billy just one when their mother Belinda Peisley disappeared from Katoomba in 1998.

Now 16 and 14, they just want to know what happened to her.

The boys hope a $100,000 reward announced yesterday will finally bring them answers, then they can "at least try to move on", Cody said.

"It's about actually knowing what happened," he said.

Ms Peisley's father William Wearne said his daughter's disappearance had been particularly hard on his grandsons.

"William, I doubt he would even remember his mother, and Cody, barely," he said.

"Any questions they have about their mother, they have to ask a third party rather than knowing her."

Mr Wearne said his daughter was a "good kid" who loved her children.

He said the family - including her former partner Andrew Moffett - won't have closure until they know what happened to her. "Everyone says: 'You've got to get on with your life and you've got to go forward' but it's always in the back of your head ... every single day," he said.

Ms Peisley was just 19 when she left her Katoomba home on September 26, 1998, and police believe she met with foul play.

She had received an inheritance but police said a drug addiction had left her in debt.

Acting Superintendent Robert Vellar urged anyone with information to come forward.

"They might be scared, they might be apprehensive about speaking with police, but they may also be protecting other people. "This is an opportunity to come forward, to clear their conscious and help police solve this matter," he said.

Disappearance of Belinda Peisley

 

Police are renewing an appeal for information into the disappearance of a Blue Mountains teenager after the NSW State Government announced an award for information that may help solve the case.

Nineteen-year-old Belinda Peisley was last sighted at her home on Trow Avenue, Katoomba, on 26 September 1998. Officers from Blue Mountains Local Area Command established Strike Force Belonidae to investigate her disappearance.

Blue Mountains Local Area Commander, Acting Superintendent Rob Vellar, says that police attached to the Strike Force have conducted extensive inquiries, but need further public assistance.

“Police have identified a number of persons of interest and followed numerous lines of inquiry.

“Our investigations have revealed that Belinda received a considerable inheritance prior to her death, and that as a result she had many people frequenting her residence.
“She had also developed a significant drug problem and had accumulated considerable debt.

“We believe she met with foul play but need more information from the public to put the pieces of the puzzle together and make a breakthrough,” Acting Superintendent Vellar said.

When Ms Peisley disappeared, she left behind two sons, who are now aged 16 and 14.

In the hope of receiving new information, the NSW State Government has today announced a reward of up to $100,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance, and presumed murder, of Belinda Peisley.

Anyone with information that can assist investigators should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.