9 June 2015 1:30 PM AEST: Renewing their appeal for information, police today expressed fear Carly Dawn McBride who went missing from Hunter Region in New South Wales last year met with foul play. Ms McBride was last seen on Calgaroo Avenue at Muswellbrook about 2pm on 30 September 2014, a statement from NSW Police said.
Police were alerted about the disappearance of the 31 year old mother of two when she failed to return to her Belmont home.
Today, her parents joined the NSW Police to renew appeal for information about her disappearance. Police suggested there is still information in the community that has not been shared with the authorities.
It is understood many people have already come forward to talk to police about the disappearance of the young mother but they ‘strongly believe the community holds more information that has not yet been given to police’.
Strike Force Karabi was formed to investigate Ms McBride’s disappearance which carried out extensive searches of bushland and waterways around Muswellbrook.
“We’re treating this as a homicide investigation,” Hunter Valley Local Area Command Crime manager, Detective Inspector Tim Seymour, said.
“While we have made significant headway, we still have more lines of inquiry to pursue,” he said.
Ms McBride’s father Steve McBride today said, “It’s devastating not knowing what happened to Carly,” and added he missed talking to her and her big belly laugh. “We’re hoping that after today, someone remembers something, and gets in touch with police,” he said.
Carly McBride is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, about 165cm to 175cm tall, with a thin build, brown hair and brown eyes.
The victim’s mother, Lorraine Williams, also issued an emotional appeal to the public to come forward and said, “Carly was a wonderful person – a free spirit with a bubbly personality, and a terrific mother to her two children.”
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.