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Missing mum’s family unites

Saturday, 5th January, 2019

(From left) Luke and Anne-Marie Grubb embrace their sister Beth Ashton, who flew from Perth to Broken Hill yesterday evening to join the search for their mother.PICTURE: Myles Burt (From left) Luke and Anne-Marie Grubb embrace their sister Beth Ashton, who flew from Perth to Broken Hill yesterday evening to join the search for their mother.PICTURE: Myles Burt

By Myles Burt

The children of missing local Marilyn Grubb united at the Broken Hill airport yesterday evening to continue the search for their mother.

Marilyn Grubb, 65, went missing on Sunday and hasn’t been seen again after visiting a property 50km away on the Menindee Road.

Marilyn has disappeared without a trace and there are no potential leads of her whereabouts, according to her daughter, Anne-Marie Grubb.

“Still haven’t found anything at all, absolutely nothing,” Anne-Marie said yesterday.

“We’re devastated, just absolutely devastated.

“We’ve just got no idea why she’s done this, where she’s gone, how anybody could not see a thing.”

Barrier Police told family members they’ve been actively conducting their investigation of the disappearance of Marilyn Grubb, with emergency services offering their assistance as well.

Police have been utilising resources ranging from PolAir helicopters to trail bikes and have had officers performing ground searches.

Police have also been monitoring safety cameras, CCTV, Marilyn’s phone activity and bank accounts with no luck.

Police stations across the country have been notified to look out for any signs of Marilyn.

“Unfortunately at this stage it hasn’t led to any sighting or location of Marilyn,” Detective Inspector Michael Fuller said yesterday.

“There’s been no sightings of the vehicle, been no sightings of Marilyn and so now we will continue to ask for public assistance.

“Any friends or associates that can think of anything they’re definitely welcome to call us and pass that information along.”

All three siblings have travelled from Dubbo, Sydney and Perth to help in the ongoing efforts of finding their mother Marilyn.

 They don’t know how long they’ll be in Broken Hill, “just playing it day-by-day”.

“We’ve got no plans, just trying to do everything we can and anything we can think of,” Anne-Marie said.

The Grubb family is grateful about the amount of support that has been shown to find their missing mother Marilyn.

Facebook posts have been shared thousand times, local pilot Jamie Henderson offered the use of his helicopter, and a GoFundMe page has been setup to help pay for one sister’s flights from Perth to Broken Hill.

“Just so blown away with all the support from Broken Hill it’s amazing,” Anne-Marie said.

“We’re just so grateful for the amount of people keeping an eye out for her and sharing it on Facebook.”

Marilyn Grubb was last seen driving a grey-blue Holden Adventra station wagon with SA registration S048BON.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or nsw.crimestoppers.com.au

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