Peta Simone WEBER
Age: 25 Years when missing Height: 152 cm
Hair: Blonde Eyes: Blue
Peta WEBER and her husband were fishing off The Gap,
Albany, WA at 0645 hrs, on the 22nd of June 1997. Peta
went to the toilet and has not been seen since.
Despite extensive inquiries, Police have been unable
to locate her. Last seen wearing: Black leggings, purple/blue
parker with hood, ugg boots or white shoes.
If anyone has seen Peta Simone WEBER , or has
information regarding this persons whereabouts, please
contact 1800 333 000
Crimestoppers WA -
Peta Simone Weber married in 1993 and had two children who were 7 and 2 years of
age. She was 25 years of age at the time of her disappearance. Mrs Weber lived
with her husband (who is now deceased) and children in Albany.
At 5.30pm on Saturday 21 June 1997, Mrs Weber and her husband dropped the
children off at a relative’s house so that the children could stay there for the
evening and so that they could go fishing at The Gap.
The Gap is a well-known tourist location on the coastline near Albany. The area
has a public viewing platform above the open ocean which is regularly subject to
high seas and windy conditions.
At 7.25am Sunday 22 June 1997 Mr Weber waved down a car in the vicinity of The
Gap, Albany. He asked the driver to take him to an area where he could get
mobile telephone coverage so he could contact Albany Police to report his wife
missing. He was driven toward the Albany city centre. At 7.32am Mr Weber made a
telephone call to Albany Police and reported his wife as a missing person.
Mr Weber told police that while fishing at The Gap, Mrs Weber told him she
needed to go to the toilet. She walked away from him, however never returned and
has not been seen since.
An extensive land, sea and air search was conducted by police and support
services but Mrs Weber was never located.
The person or persons responsible for Mrs Weber’s disappearance have not yet
If you have any information about Peta Simone Weber’s disappearance, please
contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make an online
report below. Please remember that you can remain anonymous if you wish
and rewards are offered.
Cold case squad probe Gap disappearance
It is a case that has troubled police for two decades, but
they are still hopeful of finding a long-awaited breakthrough to help solve
the mystery of what happened to Albany woman Peta Simone Weber.
On the eve of the 20th anniversary of her disappearance at
The Gap this month, police believe the Albany community can still help them
solve the case.
Ms Weber, 25, was fishing with her husband off The Gap on
June 22, 1997 at 6.45am when she went missing when heading towards the
For the first time publicly, the Albany
Advertiser can reveal police are treating her disappearance as a
The case recently underwent review by the Special Crime Squad
responsible for the breakthrough in the Macro investigation into the
Claremont serial killings.
Headed by former Albany police officer in charge, Detective
Senior Sergeant Quentin Flatman, extra resources were allocated in 2015 to
the squad, which reviews and investigates unsolved homicides and long-term
missing persons declared “cold cases”.
In an exclusive interview this week, Det. Sen. Sgt Flatman
said police suspected there were members of the Albany community who knew
what had happened to Ms Weber and could now feel comfortable to step forward
and help solve the 20-year mystery.
“We suspect there may be some people in the community who
know what has happened to Peta,” he said.
“Over time, allegiances change, people change and
circumstances change and someone who may have felt intimidated or
uncomfortable in sharing any information to police when this occurred in the
1990s may now be in a position to do so.
“Any of those people, we obviously ask them to come forward
and contact Crime Stoppers.”
In 2000, Ms Weber’s husband, Richard Weber, took his own life
just days after the third anniversary of Ms Weber’s disappearance.
At the time, police quashed rumours a note admitting
involvement in her disappearance had been found.
“The person or persons responsible for her disappearance have
not been identified,” Det. Sen. Sgt Flatman said.
“Police of varying degrees have undertaken inquiries in
relation to this matter of its 20- year history, with the latest being late
last year members of the Special Crime Squad travelled to Albany and
completed other inquiries to try and bring this matter to some sort of
“Obviously we had concerns regarding the circumstances of her
disappearance, which has caused us to undertake inquiries of someone we
believe has disappeared in suspicious circumstances.
“We leave no stone unturned and people who were with Peta in
the days leading up to her disappearance, in particular those who were with
her on the day, have all been subject to police interview and investigation
as to their potential involvement and/or other information they may have of
the last known actions of Peta.”
Det. Sen. Sgt Flatman said detectives from the Special Crime
Squad were in the “infancy” of preparing a report for the coroner.
“The troubling aspect is not being able to bring some sort of
sufficient closure to next of kin and families as to what has happened to
their loved ones,” he said.
“We cannot rule out it is a homicide but as much weight added
that we can’t say it wasn’t a tragic accident as we do see on that coastline
“We always take information from people in the community who
are prepared to give it to us. It’s a reminder we don’t give up with these
Anyone with information about the disappearance of Peta
Simone Weber is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.