PHOTOS of missing Bathurst woman Janine Vaughan will feature on a massive billboard in Bathurst throughout August as her family continues its hunt for answers about what happened to the bubbly 31-year-old.
Ms Vaughan was last seen on the morning of December 7, 2001 as she was getting into a red car in Keppel Street.
She was walking just metres ahead of friends when the red car did a U-turn, pulled up and Ms Vaughan got in.
She has never been seen again.
Ms Vaughan's sister Kylie Spelde who, along with other family members, has been doing her own investigations into the abduction, said they've wanted to do a billboard before and now was the right time.
Their investigations are gaining momentum and the story of Ms Vaughan's abduction and murder will this month feature as a podcast by Walkley Award-winning journalist Hedley Thomas, from The Australian newspaper.
Touted as the only thing "all true crime fans will be talking about", the podcast is being released on August 7 after almost 12 months in the making.
The podcast will bring Ms Vaughan's story to a national audience and Ms Spelde said she hopes it will be the catalyst for someone coming forward with the missing link to finally solve the mystery of her sister's abduction and murder.
Ms Spelde said the timing of the billboard and release of the podcast was coincidental, but would still be another reminder to the community that Ms Vaughan has not been forgotten.
"Adam (Ms Vaughan's brother) and I wanted to do a billboard years ago but we thought it would be too expensive," she said.
As it turns out it was more affordable than they thought and the family jumped at the chance when it became available for the month of August.
"We are really excited about it because they are usually booked out months in advance,' she said.
Ms Spelde said the billboard would feature Ms Vaughan's image, plus a contact phone number for anyone with information on the case to come forward and contact the family directly.
Ms Spelde and Adam regularly come to Bathurst to speak with people about the case.
They were here four days last week and will return in coming months.
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