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    Australia - Tanya Farrington, 15, Crows Nest, NSW, 29 March 1979


    Tanya Irene Farrington
    Missing since March 29, 1979 from Crows Nest, New South Wales, Australia
    Classification: Endangered Missing


    • Date Of Birth: October 30, 1964
    • Age at Time of Disappearance: 15 years old
    • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 167 cm
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; green/hazel eyes. Thin build.


    Tanya was last seen on 22 March 1979 at Crows Nest.

    Tanya Farrington was last seen by her father, watching television in their Crows Nest home about 11:00 pm on March 22, 1979. She went to bed as usual but the following morning it was apparent her bed had not been slept in.

    No sign of her has ever been reported since.


    The family flat and surrounding areas were searched by police; there was no sign of forced entry and none of Tanya’s belongings appeared to have been removed.

    Tanya attended Cremorne Girls High School and has been described as being rebellious but not out of control. She liked music and played the guitar. While she had no history of running away for long periods, a few of her friends told police at the time that Tanya would sometimes sneak out of the house at night to meet friends.

    It is also believed that Tanya had a boyfriend about the time she disappeared, although her parents did not know his name. A few months before Tanya disappeared she’d failed to return home overnight and was found with her boyfriend on Manly beach the following morning.

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2153dfnsw.html

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    Missing person Tanya Farrington last seen in 1992, court told

    WITNESS statements claiming that a Crows Nest woman who went missing 31 years ago has been seen numerous times, as late as 1992, were revealed in the Coroner’s Court in Glebe today.

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    A coroner’s inquiry into her suspected death started today.

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    The court heard from Sen-Constable Naomi Martin, a Harbourside detective who has led the investigation for the past few years, that one of Miss Farrington’s ``good friends’’ saw her about three years after she went missing.

    But the witness and his sister, Miss Farrington’s former classmate from Cremorne Girls’ High School, did not tell Miss Farrington’s family or report it to police at the time.

    Another witness claimed Miss Farrington went to see her parents at their unit block in Queensland in the early ‘90s and asked the landlord if she could see them, but they were not home at the time.

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    Mr Dillon adjourned the court until February 25, but told Mr Farrington and wife Leanne that a breakthrough was unlikely.

    Much more: http://mosman-daily.whereilive.com.a...ya-farrington/

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    From the Sydney Morniong Herald 25th Feb 2011:

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/mystery-of...225-1b827.html

    Today a Deputy State Coroner, Hugh Dillon, found Tanya died about the time she disappeared, but the evidence did not enable him to say how or where.

    and...

    Mr Dillon today described as a "false sighting" a report that Tanya had been seen working as a prostitute in Kings Cross some years after her disappearance.

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    MISSING WOMEN LINK SYDNEY

    An undated supplied image 14-year-old Tanya Farrington, who lived in the suburb of Crows Nest in Sydney and went missing 1979. An inquest has heard on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 that Farrington's disappearance has been linked to the missing case of 22-year-old Linda Davie, an aspiring New Zealand model and 23-year-old Marion Sanford, a nurse also from New Zealand. (AAP Image/Australian Federal Police)

    13/02/2012
    http://multimedia.aapnewswire.com.au...EN+LINK+SYDNEY


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    Lydia Notz appears to have left a similar note. http://www.australianmissingpersonsr...r.com/Notz.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by LucyOso View Post
    Lydia Notz appears to have left a similar note. http://www.australianmissingpersonsr...r.com/Notz.htm
    Strange you mention Lydia, Lucy. I posted about her here:

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...2#post12703902
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemian View Post
    Strange you mention Lydia, Lucy. I posted about her here:

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...2#post12703902
    Did Tanya send a note home as well? So did Kay Docherty and Toni Cavanaugh when they disappeared in 1979, and their notes are similar to Linda and Marion's. If so, that would make 6 women who disappeared around the same time that sent home notes, three of them stating they were fine and were meeting up with friends. Are there any more that anyone knows of? They must be aware of the possibility of all of these cases being similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alleykins View Post
    Did Tanya send a note home as well? So did Kay Docherty and Toni Cavanaugh when they disappeared in 1979, and their notes are similar to Linda and Marion's. If so, that would make 6 women who disappeared around the same time that sent home notes, three of them stating they were fine and were meeting up with friends. Are there any more that anyone knows of? They must be aware of the possibility of all of these cases being similar.
    Yes, you'd hope that there was a national database of all historical missing persons cases. I know that the AFP has the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre although I'm not sure how much information they hold versus that which may be stored on individual states' missing persons databases. Or even if cases can be cross-referenced by keywords.

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    I'm reminded of this tragic case:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemian View Post
    Yes, you'd hope that there was a national database of all historical missing persons cases. I know that the AFP has the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre although I'm not sure how much information they hold versus that which may be stored on individual states' missing persons databases. Or even if cases can be cross-referenced by keywords.

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    I'm reminded of this tragic case:

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...glo)-10/page44
    Makes me wonder if it's the same killer. Sounds like whoever it was took the note writing MO from Dean Corl's playbook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alleykins View Post
    Makes me wonder if it's the same killer. Sounds like whoever it was took the note writing MO from Dean Corl's playbook.
    The 'Candy Man'? That was in Houston TX; yes? Three men involved IIRC.
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    Interesting:

    An examination of serial murder in Australia
    Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 346
    Jenny Mouzos and David West
    ISBN 978 1 921185 55 7 ISSN 0817-8542
    Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, September 2007

    http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/c.../tandi346.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemian View Post
    The 'Candy Man'? That was in Houston TX; yes? Three men involved IIRC.
    Yes, that's the one. It was a man with two teen aged male accomplices in the early 70s who lured many young men and boys to his Houston home where he would sexually assault, torture and kill them. He made some of his victims write or call home to say they'd run away, and it worked. The Houston PD treated the cases like runaways, even though some were quite young, and didn't thoroughly investigate them. The timing would be about right; he was killed in 1973 by one of the accomplices. If it were publicized in the papers worldwide, someone could have copied that part of his MO, like John Wayne Gacy copied Corll's torture board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alleykins View Post
    Yes, that's the one. It was a man with two teen aged male accomplices in the early 70s who lured many young men and boys to his Houston home where he would sexually assault, torture and kill them. He made some of his victims write or call home to say they'd run away, and it worked. The Houston PD treated the cases like runaways, even though some were quite young, and didn't thoroughly investigate them. The timing would be about right; he was killed in 1973 by one of the accomplices. If it were publicized in the papers worldwide, someone could have copied that part of his MO, like John Wayne Gacy copied Corll's torture board.
    I'll have to refamiliarise myself with those cases. I seem to remember The Candy Man et al only had one female victim; who was also the only known survivor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemian View Post
    I'll have to refamiliarise myself with those cases. I seem to remember The Candy Man et al only had one female victim; who was also the only known survivor.
    Yes, she was actually a friend they brought over to hang out, not to torture, I believe, but Corll had other ideas. I just want to clarify that it's not the victims profiles I'm comparing, only his forcing some of his victims to write home to make it seem like they ran away.
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    I cannot find a report that Tanya left a note or any explanation for why LE linked this case to those of Linda Davie and Marion Sanford other than that they occurred in the same area over a 12 month period. For me the differences are more significant than the similarities (age and involvement with the Sydney underworld in one case). But perhaps LE have information they have not disclosed.

    Three names have been suggested as possibly linked to the disappearances – Ivan Milat (whoalways gets fingered), John Anderson and Terry Clark. I would like to raise a fourth name – Christopher Wilder. Wilder conducted a murder/rape spree in the USA in 1984 (which ended in his death). He was born in Australia and moved to the States in the late 60s. However his parents lived in Manly, a northern suburb of Sydney only about 3 miles from Tanya’s home and the same place where she is supposed to have gone the night she disappeared (and where her boyfriend was believed to live). Wilder was known to visit his parents (although I cannot find where he was in March 1979). This is established as he was arrested in December 1982, in Manly, for an assault. His modus operandi was to pose as a photographer to lure the gullible. If Wilder was in Australia at the time he would have likely been in the immediate area of Tanya’s disappearance. If not it would still be worth looking at him in relation to the other times and disappearances in North Sydney (if only to eliminate him if he can be placed in the USA at the time). The spate of disappearances would have been quite consistent with Wilder, who committed 8 murders and 12 rapes in 6 weeks in 1984 and is suspected in many more in previous years.
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