Yvonne Kaye WATERS and Raelene May
Yvonne Waters and Raelene Eaton were last seen at about 6.45pm 7 April 1974
leaving the White Sands Hotel, Scarborough in the company of three unidentified
Nothing has been seen or heard from either girl since that time.
Yvonne was last seen wearing long blue trousers, long sleeved green top, brown
platform shoes, carrying a tan shoulder bag.
If you have information that may assist police to locate Yvonne please call
Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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Yvonne Kaye WATERS and Raelene
May EATON were last seen at around 6.45pm on 7 April 1974. Both
girls were seen together leaving the White Sands Hotel in Scarborough and no one
has heard from them since.
Yvonne, who was 17 years old at the time, is described as being 158cm tall, with
a slim build, ginger hair, brown eyes, and a fair complexion. She was last seen
wearing long blue trousers, a long sleeved green top, brown platform shoes, and
was carrying a tan shoulder bag.
Raelene, who was 16 at the time, is described as being 150cm tall, with long
black hair, hazel eyes, and an olive complexion. She has a mole on the left side
of her neck, and her centre, bottom tooth is fitted with a gold cap.
Last seen wearing a black skirt, pink top, brown platform shoes and carrying a
brown shoulder bag.
If you have any information please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The newspaper clippings Jean Eaton has collected over the years tell the story
of one of WA's most enduring murder mysteries.
But though the clippings have faded with time, Mrs Eaton said the pain of losing
her daughter was as fresh today as it was 40 years ago.
"You never really get over something like that," 90-year-old Mrs Eaton told The
Weekend West from her Pinjarra home this week.
"I've accepted I will probably go to my grave never knowing what happened to
Raelene Eaton was 16 when she vanished along with her 17-year-old cousin Yvonne
Waters on April 7, 1974.
Raelene and Yvonne were good mates and had sneaked off together to see a band
playing at Scarborough's White Sands Hotel on a Sunday afternoon.
The doormen told police they saw them leave together about 6.45pm with three
unidentified men described as "scruffy looking" who were driving a white panel
van - possibly with Queensland numberplates.
Mrs Eaton says police were first not that concerned, believing the pair may have
run off together.
But as the days turned to weeks and then months became years, all hope that the
girls may still be alive has long since faded.
"You really do not know what to think at first," Mrs Eaton said.
"It was just so out of character for both of them to not come home. They had
never run off before and there was nothing going on at home that was unusual.
"I guess I knew straight away something terrible had happened."
Police have tried everything over the years to generate new leads. Rewards were
offered and identikits drawn up. But nothing has ever come of it.
Mrs Eaton and her late husband Trevor had two children, but in a cruel twist
they lost both within weeks.
Raelene's older brother Graham was involved in a motorcycle accident 10 days
after she vanished. He died two weeks later in hospital.
"Losing both of them like that you just ask yourself 'why us'," Mrs Eaton said.
"The only way you cope is by realising that you have to let go and try to get on
with your life."
Mrs Eaton said she knew the chances of anyone coming forward now with
information were slim, but she said she would be eternally grateful.
"I would like to know three things: what happened to her, why it happened and
where she is now," she said. "But I don't want to know how it happened."