Anita Cunningham* that's meant to be! Not enough room in the header, sorry! From various media sources: Two teenage girls - lured by adventure and just a year apart in age - set off from Melbourne in July, 1972, lugging their camping gear, to begin the trip so many had innocently done before them. Four months later, remains were found protruding from a shallow grave under a bridge at Sensible Creek, about 80km west of Charters Towers. Just how Robin Jeanne Hoinville-Bartram, 19, wound up buried in that remote dry creek bed with two shots to the head from a .22 calibre rifle - her college friend Anita Cunningham, 18, missing - has haunted both of their families for four decades. Despite police investigations, an inquest, media reports and a hefty $250,000 reward that remains unclaimed, detectives have not laid charges over Robin's murder and Anita remains a missing person. -- http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/...sit-1972-mystery/story-e6freon6-1226619752807 Hoinville-Bartram and Cunningham were two of seven female hitch-hikers who were killed in Queensland between 1972 and 1976. Police have not ruled out that the women may have been the victims of a serial killer. Information indicated the pair, who began their journey from NSW's Hume Highway, had gone to Darwin before travelling to Mount Isa. Police have been examining the movements of backpacker killer Ivan Milat when the pair disappeared, but also are interested in Arthur Stanley Brown, who was charged in 1998 with the murder of two Townsville schoolgirls in 1970. http://missingandmurderedaustralia.blogspot.com.au/1972/11/anita-cunningham.html Ms Bertram said she had also heard Ms Cunningham had been writing to school friends. She suspected Ms Cunningham, who was 17 at the time, vanished without a trace because she was protecting her friends and family from a notorious criminal she believed was responsible for Ms Hoinville-Bartram's death. John Andrew Stuart, 33, was arrested for the infamous Whiskey Au Go Go fire in Brisbane Fortitude Valley where 15 people died after the nightclub was fire-bombed in the early hours of March 8, 1973. Ms Bertram said Stuart was in Pentland in October 1972. http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2010/10/01/173971_news.html Other links: http://www.police.qld.gov.au/News+and+Alerts/rewards/h/bartram.htm (Sharron Phillips) is only one of a number of women to go missing or found murdered in that area, whose killer/s have never been found. They include the Gold Coast Hitchhiker Murders of Gabriel Jahnke, a Goodna girl and her friend Michelle Ann Riley, who were killed in October, 1973, Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans, killed October, 1974, while hitchhiking from Brisbane to Warwick or Toowoomba, Margaret Rosewarne, killed May 1976, hitchiking from Surfers Paradise to Burleigh Heads, and Robyn Hoinville-Bartram and Anita Cunningham, killed July 1972, hitchiking north from Cooloongatta to Bowen. The disappearance of Julie-ann Gallon from Riverview on 2 August 1990, may be connected to the same killer/killers of Sharron Phillips. Her body, like Sharron's, has never been found. http://missingandmurderedaustralia.blogspot.com.au/1986/05/sharron-phillips.html _____________ There's just an incredible number of women who go missing (and aren't found) and/or are murdered around the Gold Coast and along the highways north and south of that strip... There's this cluster of deaths in the 70's, and then a pile of them in more recent years too. On the case at hand -- interesting that some believe Anita's alive and in hiding - but for 40 years? I hope so, as unlikely as it seems, I hope she had a good life, if she did survive. May these and all the other missing/murdered women get justice soon.