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Search continues for missing woman

Tuesday, 1st November, 2016

Police officers yesterday re-commenced a search for a missing Broken Hill woman. Police officers yesterday re-commenced a search for a missing Broken Hill woman.

Police yesterday renewed efforts in the investigation of a Broken Hill woman who went missing six months ago.

Christine Young, 40, was last seen just off Silverton Road on April 22 after earlier fleeing from the local hospital where she was being treated.

An extensive search in April and May - including officers and volunteers on foot, motorbikes, light aircraft and helicopters - failed to find any further trace of Ms Young.

“Barrier LAC has recently been fortunate enough to take possession of two new trail bikes to assist in their operational duties,” said Barrier LAC Crime Manager Mick Stoltenberg in a statement.   

“These motorcycles are manned by two uniformed staff who are specifically trained to carry out these duties,” he said. 

“The bikes will be a great asset to our remote Command and in particular assist in gaining access to what may have normally been considered country that was near impossible to move around.” 

Yesterday, police on the trail bikes re-commenced the search along with detectives in four-wheel drives.

“The family of Christine Young are aware that this search is taking place and are grateful,” Detective Chief Inspector Stoltenberg said.

“The support that police have received from the family of Ms Young is greatly appreciated.” 

Anyone with information about Ms Young’s disappearance is urged to contact Broken Hill Police Station on 8087 0299, or Crimestoppers on 1800 333000.

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