Sergeant John Delpero head of Tasmania Police missing Persons joins Dave duringNational Missing
he says Seven Tasmanian missing persons cases are being highlighted as part of National Missing
Persons Week which started Sunday August 2.
The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘I’ll see you later’.
“Missing Persons Week is held annually and is a time when we aim to raise awareness and seek
information that could help police to locate a missing person,” said Sergeant John Delpero of
the Tasmania Police Missing Persons Unit.
“When someone goes missing the impact on families and friends is significant. Those left behind
always deserve answers about what happened to their loved one and police will not close a
missing person case until the answers are found.
“If you know anything about a missing person, even if you think it may be insignificant, please
come forward – you could have the piece of information that assists police to locate a missing
person and find answers for the loved ones left behind,” said Sergeant Delpero.
“In Tasmania, around 125 people are reported missing each year. While over 97% of missing
persons are located, sadly a small number of those people are not located safe and well,” said
Seven Tasmanian missing people are being highlighted this week:
• Margaret Sarnek was last seen on 22 August 1975, aged 40.
• Dale Nicholson was last seen on 11 December 2016, aged 59.
• Helen Munnings was last seen on 23 July 2008, aged 20.
• Ian Nichols was last seen on 18 September 1989, aged 51.
• Ronald Johnstone was last seen on 4 July 1956, aged 53.
• Barry Calvert was last seen on 17 April 1963, aged 25.
• Dale Bellette was last seen on 25 April 2004, aged 32.
Information in relation to a missing person can be provided to Tasmania Police on 131 444 or
Crime Stoppers anonymously at crimestopperstas.com.au or on 1800 333 000.