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Melbourne woman’s parents who have been missing for 30 YEARS fall apart when they make a desperate plea

Heartbreaking moment when young woman’s parents go missing for 30 years when they make a desperate plea decades after she went missing at a train station

  • Sarah MacDiarmid was last seen in July 1990 in a parking lot near Melbourne train station
  • The 23-year-old’s body was never found, and no one has ever been charged
  • Police claim that Ms. MacDiarmid was attacked when she approached her red Honda
  • Her parents argued for information about the anniversary of the disappearance
  • A $ 1 million reward is offered to those who can assist with the investigation

A missing woman’s parents made a desperate appeal 30 years after their daughter disappeared from a train station.

Sarah MacDiarmid, then 23, was last seen walking through the parking lot at Kananook Train Station at her home in Frankston, Southeast Melbourne on July 11, 1990.

Her parents, Sheila and Peter MacDiarmid, have made a desperate plea for information on the anniversary of her disappearance.

Sarah MacDiarmid (pictured) was last seen walking through the parking lot of Kananook train station in south east Melbourne in July 1990 and her body was never found

Sarah MacDiarmid (pictured) was last seen walking through the parking lot of Kananook train station in south east Melbourne in July 1990 and her body was never found

Her parents Sheila (photo right) and Peter MacDiarmid (left) have made a desperate plea for information about their daughter on the thirtieth anniversary of her disappearance

Her parents Sheila (photo right) and Peter MacDiarmid (left) have made a desperate plea for information about their daughter on the thirtieth anniversary of her disappearance

Her parents Sheila (photo right) and Peter MacDiarmid (left) have made a desperate plea for information about their daughter on the thirtieth anniversary of her disappearance

Ms. MacDiarmid said she struggles daily with Ms. MacDiarmid’s disappearance.

“Those 30 years are like that first night she didn’t come home and the next day realized something bad had happened.

“I found it just as hard today as when she disappeared.”

The Scottish-Australian woman was reported missing by her parents the night after her disappearance. Police later found Mrs. MacDiarmid’s blood in the parking lot.

Forensic tests of the area where Mrs. MacDiarmid’s red Honda Civic was parked led detectives to believe she was being attacked as she approached her car.

Ms. MacDiarmid’s body has never been found, but police have discovered traces of spores leading to nearby bushes.

“If we knew where she was and we could get her back and send her the right message she should have … it would mean everything to the family,” said Mrs. MacDiarmid.

The 23-year-old's car was found in the parking lot of Kananook Train Station (pictured at the time of her disappearance) after her parents reported that Mrs. MacDiarmid was missing

The 23-year-old's car was found in the parking lot of Kananook Train Station (pictured at the time of her disappearance) after her parents reported that Mrs. MacDiarmid was missing

The 23-year-old’s car was found in the parking lot of Kananook Train Station (pictured at the time of her disappearance) after her parents reported that Mrs. MacDiarmid was missing

Mrs. MacDiarmid's blood (photo) was found at the parking lot of Kananook train station with traces of tracks leading to the bushes

Mrs. MacDiarmid's blood (photo) was found at the parking lot of Kananook train station with traces of tracks leading to the bushes

Mrs. MacDiarmid’s blood (photo) was found at the parking lot of Kananook train station with traces of tracks leading to the bushes

The exact circumstances surrounding Mrs. MacDiarmid’s death have never been established, despite a thorough investigation by the Homicide and Missing Persons Squad.

A $ 1 million reward was announced in 2004 and is still being offered to those who can assist with the investigation.

Mr. MacDiarmid said that his daughter’s disappearance “has destroyed our family life in so many ways.”

“Not damn knowing that’s the most terrible thing.”

Ms. MacDiarmid's parents Sheila and Peter have refused to give up hope of resolving the matter

Ms. MacDiarmid's parents Sheila and Peter have refused to give up hope of resolving the matter

Ms. MacDiarmid’s parents Sheila and Peter have refused to give up hope of resolving the matter

Pictured: Mrs. MacDiarmid. A former Frankston resident has claimed to have found a new lead in the search for evidence of her disappearance

Pictured: Mrs. MacDiarmid. A former Frankston resident has claimed to have found a new lead in the search for evidence of her disappearance

A $ 1 million reward is offered to those who can assist in the investigation of Ms. MacDiarmid’s disappearance

Mr MacDiarmid said locating Ms MacDiarmid would address his concerns.

“You would feel that your family would be complete again because you know where Sarah is,” he said.

Officer in charge of the Missing Persons Squad, Inspector Andrew Stamper, said police had not given up on providing the MacDiarmid family with answers.

Detectives call violent prostitute Jodie Jones (photo) the prime suspect

Detectives call violent prostitute Jodie Jones (photo) the prime suspect

Detectives call violent prostitute Jodie Jones (photo) the prime suspect

“Going 30 years without knowing what happened to your daughter or sister is almost unimaginable,” he said.

Sarah’s parents Peter and Sheila and her brother Alasdair have had to demonstrate the kind of resilience no family should ever ask to demonstrate.

“Peter and Shelia are getting older and to give them some answers and any peace is something the police are desperate to do,” said Inspector Stamper.

A 1996 study found that the 23-year-old was murdered by a mysterious person or people at around 10:20 pm.

Detectives have named the violent prostitute Jodie Jones as the prime suspect and believe that Ms. MacDiarmid has been robbed and attacked by the sex worker and three others.

TIMELINE OF LOSS OF SARAH MACDIARMID

July 11, 1990: Sarah MacDiarmid, then 23, was last seen walking through the parking lot of Kananook train station in south east Melbourne

July 12th: Sheila and Peter MacDiarmid report Ms. MacDiarmid as missing

The police then found Mrs. MacDiarmid’s blood and traces in the parking lot

A failed search by air, sea and land for Ms. MacDiarmid’s body was carried out by 250 police officers over the next 21 days

July 23: Violent prostitute and convicted murderer Jodie Jones was arrested and interviewed in connection with the disappearance

1996: A judicial investigation revealed that Ms. MacDiarmid was murdered at around 10:20 PM by a mysterious person or people near her car

2004: Police announced a $ 1 million reward for information

2010: The police have made a new call for information about the 20th anniversary

2011: Convicted serial killer Paul Denyer was interviewed by police and denied any involvement in Ms MacDiarmid’s disappearance

2014: Cop killer Bandali Debs was considered a suspect, but was never charged

2020: Sheila and Peter MacDiarmid make another desperate plea for information on the 30th anniversary of their daughter’s disappearance

Police think Mrs. MacDiarmid has most likely been robbed and attacked by sex worker Jodie Jones and three other people

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