The family of missing Tamworth woman, Johann Morgan, mark her 43rd birthday with a candlelight vigil

REMEMBERED WITH LOVE: Vivienne Morgan, with Janelle and Douglas Wright at the vigil on Monday, which was attended by Johann's family.
REMEMBERED WITH LOVE: Vivienne Morgan, with Janelle and Douglas Wright at the vigil on Monday, which was attended by Johann's family.

MOTHER, sister, grandmother, friend.

Johann Morgan was many things to her family and yesterday they came together to mark what would have been the missing Tamworth woman’s 43rd birthday.

Johann was last seen alive in August 2015 and, in July this year, her boyfriend Troy Jason Ruttley was convicted of her murder. Her body has never been found.

While Ruttley’s conviction has lifted a weight from Johann’s family’s hearts, they say they will never get closure until they are able to lay her to rest.

Vivienne Morgan, Johann’s sister, is in Bathurst visiting family and decided to hold a candlelight vigil to mark Johann’s birthday.

Ms Morgan said it had been a difficult day for the family, who continue to feel the effects of her death.

“It was a hard day, every day has been hard since she went.”

Ms Morgan said Johann was missed and loved by her nine children, and extended family, all of whom struggle with their loss.