Search continues for missing mum
Tuesday, 8th January, 2019
By Myles Burt
The search for Marilyn Grubb continues as more family members travel to Broken Hill to look for her.
Daughter Anne-Marie Grubb along with her siblings Luke Grubb and Beth Ashton took their search to Menindee on Sunday with still no sign of their missing mother.
Police continue to monitor Marilyn Grubb’s phone, bank accounts, Medicare account, hospitals, auto recognition plate readers and safety cameras.
However, no trace can be found of Marilyn Grubb.
On December 30, Marilyn was last seen leaving Eureka Station 30kms out of town from the Menindee Road, where she had been living and working.
She usually travelled back into town for the weekends, health appointments or special occasions.
Anne-Marie said the property owner has been “beside himself” over the news of Marilyn’s disappearance.
“He’s been in contact with a lot of people that he knows, a lot of business contacts, personal contacts,” Anne-Marie said.
“So I know there’s a lot of people on a lot of stations looking as well.”
The family has also been following up on previous conversations Marilyn had with friends, Anne-Marie said.
“Apparently, she had a talk to her friend and said something about yeah I’d know where to go where no one would find me,” she said.
“Her girlfriend can’t remember where, but it was one of those conversations that you don’t pay too much attention to at the time.
“It’s never been said again.
“But it was just like a hippy, freestyle sort of place she said she’d go and get a job there and that sort of thing.
“The police have followed up on all of that as best they can and have still come up with nothing.”
The Grubb family is still playing it day-by-day, searching for any sign that could show that she’s alright.
Marilyn’s brother flew Broken Hill on Sunday to help look for his sister.
“We’re just running out of places to look really,” Anne-Marie said.
“The hope is getting less and less.
“I mean if she was ever going to contact us it would’ve been yesterday.
“The 12 month anniversary of my father, and yeah she didn’t.”
However, the disappearance of Marilyn and the anniversary of her late ex-husband’s passing is purely coincidental, according to Ann-Marie.
“My Mum and Dad were separated for about 20 to 25 odd years,” she said.
“So no that wouldn’t have been a contributor.”
Anne-Marie and the Grubb family continue to ask locals who may know anything to please contact them or police.
They are also encouraging travellers to check rest spots or areas were vehicles could run off the road.
“Check everywhere,” Anne-Marie said.
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