Missing since September 21, 1975 from Riverland, South Australia
Classification: Endangered Missing

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Circumstances of Disappearance
Marilyn Qualmann was last seen by her sister on 21 September 1975.
Marilyn had lived at Birrallee Hostel at Berri and attended Glossop High School. On the weekends she would return home to her parents’ home at Moorook.

While Marilyn had a history of running away from home, she had usually been located at neighbours' homes. On this occasion, however, a search of the local area and subsequent wide spread investigations failed to provide any indication as to her whereabouts.

Although there were some unconfirmed sightings of Marilyn at the time, no further evidence has been discovered, and Major Crime investigators believe there is a possibility that Marilyn may have been murdered or abducted.


The disappearance of Marilyn Qualmann (14) from her home on Moorook Rd, Moorook on 21 September 1975.

On Sunday 21 September 1975 Marilyn Qualmann went missing from her home on Moorook Rd, Moorook (near Kingston-on-Murray) and she was reported missing the next day.

The last confirmed sighting of her was about 9.00am on Sunday 21 September 1975, by her sister.  Despite suggestions that the 14-year-old had run away from home, investigators believe she met with foul play.

At the time there was an exhaustive search conducted of the River Murray at Moorook which did not assist with locating Marilyn.  There has been no contact with her since this date and her disappearance is regarded as suspicious.