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    Australia - Renata Wolanin, 40, Linden Park, SA, 2 Aug 1989

    Circumstances:
    At about 4:00 a.m. on 2 August 1989, Renata told her husband she was going for a walk, but she did not take her keys, purse or car and was only dressed in night attire.

    Surely we can solve this one.....

    http://www.australianmissingpersonsr...om/Wolanin.htm
    You don't get a medal for switching alliances just before the result, as it becomes apparent the other team is set to win.

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    PDF link to report prepared for Salisbury Council on violence against women, crediting woman with name Renata Woolanin. Appears to have been written by partner or someone close to her in 1985:

    http://www.criminologyresearchcounci...orts/20-82.pdf

    Curious if same Renata Woolanin.

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    From: https://sa.crimestoppers.com.au/help...renata-wolanin

    REWARD $200,000

    Renata WOLANIN

    On or about 2/8/1989 Renata WOLANIN disappeared from her Linden Park home. The last possible sighting of her was believed to be at a Mobil Service Station at corner Glen Osmond and Port Rush Rd in the early hours of that date.

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    This one gives a few extra details but year of birth different.

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/228dfsau.html

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    Okay, DW was apparently her husband.

    http://missingandmurderedaustralia.b...lanin.html?m=1

    RENATA WOLANIN
    2 August 1989
    RENATA WOLANIN (b. 18/1/48 - 41)
    Last seen - leaving her home in Linden Park, SA. She left barefoot and wearing pyjamas following an argument with her husband David Wehner.
    Reward - South Australia Police - $200,000

    Mods, is it okay to post from this sort of source? Sorry wasn't sure.

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    Adelaide now article. http://m.adelaidenow.com.au/news/lin...-1225739793176

    Linden Park woman vanished in 1989
    The Advertiser
    June 24, 2009 4:20PM
    ON a cold, rainy morning in August, 1989, Renata Wolanin left her Linden Park home in her pyjamas.

    She was never seen again.

    Ms Wolanin, who was 40 at the time, left her Verdale Ave home barefoot in the early hours of the morning, husband David Wehner told a coronial inquest in 1991.

    He said he believed his wife had ``gone for a walk'' after a fight over renovations.

    In 2005, Major Crime detective Sergeant Michael Standing said police had no evidence to indicate Ms Wolanin was still alive.

    A neighbour told the inquest she saw a car leave the couple's house about 4am, but could not identify it.

    Ms Wolanin was presumed dead by the Coroner, but there was not enough evidence to find if her disappearance was due to murder, suicide, an orchestrated effort or accidental death.

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    After his initial claim for his wife's entire estate was disputed by her parents, Mr Wehner secured a $50,000 out-of-court settlement in 1992.

    The family of the missing woman say they have believed for 18 years they know who killed her and hid her body.

    Her brother, Andrew Wolanin, said in 2005 he was positive his sister was dead.

    But he - like the investigating detectives - does not have enough evidence to prove his theory.

    He said he believed there were people with information that might still help police.



    So there was a coronial inquiry in 1991. I'll hunt down the findings.

    According to DW, left home at 4am in pyjamas and bare feet after argument about renovations...same issue he mentioned in his thanks to her in his report.

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    No WAY!!!

    GROUP THERAPY FOR MEN VIOLENT TOWARD THEIR MATES
    FINAL REPORT

    SUBMITTED BY
    DAVID M, WEHNER

    http://www.criminologyresearchcounci...orts/20-82.pdf

    I didn't notice this was her partner ... now off to read entire document.
    You don't get a medal for switching alliances just before the result, as it becomes apparent the other team is set to win.

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    Other writings beyond that re violence against women and sex offenders.

    I also looked at home address and last recorded sighting.

    Renata was said to have walked out of the family home after am argument in her pjs and bare feet. One article mentions it was a cold rainy night. Rainy, but bare feet and pjs? Also saw talk of a last sighting (confirmed or not I'm not sure) at Mobil service station on Glen Osmond Rd, which is at the base of the freeway.

    The only time I'd be wandering in the rain in pjs and bare feet is if I was not so much 'going for a walk' as fleeing.

    A car was seen leaving house by neighbor at approx 4am.

    If she did leave at that time and walked to the Mobil, it's a fair walk. If she was picked up or hitched a ride, she could have been taken up freeway to Adelaide Hills and on road to Victoria. Lots of countryside, lots of places to dispose of a body.

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    Am I getting confused or is this the same David? CFO of Zynga? Or just same name...

    http://investing.businessweek.com/re...71&ticker=ZNGA

    Actually he left Zynga and moved to FB...I can't find much info on him at all though!
    Last edited by MissPixie; 01-08-2013 at 12:56 AM. Reason: Add more info

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    Same middle initial but I think our DMW would have to be 60-70+. I wondered because I think both had links to WA but I doubt it. Zynga seems to be a gaming company, and our DMW was some kind of researcher (maybe social worker?)

    There is also a reference to a woman same name as our missing person who was a social worker, born 1950, wrote a book (was a national library catalogue or similar). There seems to be differing accounts of her DOB 1948/1951 so this made me wonder, too. Maybe they were both in same field?

    ETA: definitely not the same. The Zynga guy had a US education.
    Last edited by JellybeanIcecream; 01-08-2013 at 01:00 AM. Reason: Something further to add.


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    Oh and parents of RW tried to stop DW benefiting from her estate. Settled out of court for $50,000. How interesting is that?

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    I also find it very odd that RW is under unsolved MURDER cases instead of missing persons. RW would only be around 60 now (have seen 2 different DOB) so unless they had proof that she was murdered why would she not be under missing persons?

    https://sa.crimestoppers.com.au/help...renata-wolanin

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    Maybe because coroner's findings from 1991 inquest that she was most likely dead?

    Presumably she must have been declared dead for her estate to be settled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JellybeanIcecream View Post
    Maybe because coroner's findings from 1991 inquest that she was most likely dead?

    Presumably she must have been declared dead for her estate to be settled.
    She had only been missing for 2 years at that stage...surely you can not assume someone is dead after 2 years...there really isn't a lot of info on this case at all which is strange

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissPixie View Post
    She had only been missing for 2 years at that stage...surely you can not assume someone is dead after 2 years...there really isn't a lot of info on this case at all which is strange
    Good question. Although perhaps if an inquest is held and an official finding made you can. Just going to see if it says when estate settled.

    Looks like estate was settled in 1992. So after Coroner makes his findings she is declared legally dead perhaps, and estate distribution can proceed?

    ETA: appears brother of RW, ATW (psychologist or similar) died in 2010. Cremation record from Centennial Park cemetery.
    Last edited by JellybeanIcecream; 01-08-2013 at 02:02 AM.

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