THE story of missing Bathurst woman, Janine Vaughan, went national on the weekend, with Channel 7’s Sunrise featuring Janine in it’s program.
Sixteen years after she seemingly vanished after getting into a car in Keppel Street, what happened to Janine Vaughan has been the subject of two police investigations, an inquest and a Police Integrity Commission hearing, yet her family are no closer to finding out the truth.
Janine was last seen around 4am on Friday 7 December 2001 in Keppel Street, Bathurst, getting into a bright red four door medium size sedan similar to a Mitsubishi Magna or a Toyota Camry.
Janine has not been seen or heard from since.
Her sister, Kylie Spelde, described Janine’s disappearance as a 16-year-long nightmare, which will continue for her family until they find out what happened to a beloved daughter, sister, friend and aunt.
She said on Friday the family was pleased Janine’s story was in the national media.
“That’s Life contacted me a couple of weeks ago and they did a story, and then Sunrise interviewed me on the weekend.”
Kylie said since Sunrise put the piece to air, literally thousands of people had watched the segment, either on TV or on their Facebook page.
“We’ve always wanted to keep Janine’s story in the public eye, in the hope that one day someone will come forward,” she said.
Anyone with information, regardless of how small, is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Callers can remain anonymous if they wish.
A $100,000 reward, announced in December 2008, still stands, for information surrounding the disappearance of Janine Vaughan