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'Help us to find our sister, aunt'

Gail Lynch
Gail Lynch

UPDATE 1PM: Police and State Emergency Services (SES) volunteers are this afternoon continuing their search for missing Warwick woman Gail Lynch.

Search crews spent this morning in boats on the Condamine River and other locations within Warwick, with no information about results yet released to the media.

Ms Lynch's family yesterday told the Daily News it was the little things that have them almost sure she would not have just chosen to leave her Warwick home last week without a trace.

Lyn McMillan, who reported her 55-year old sister missing from her Guy St unit last Wednesday, July 4, said it did not make sense that she would flit off somewhere without telling anybody.

"It's just completely out of character," Ms McMillan said.

She was the first to notice Ms Lynch was missing and notified police.

"I saw her at 9.30am Tuesday morning doing the shopping, then she phoned me that night at 6.30pm, but I missed it, so I phoned her back at 8.30pm and we arranged to meet on Thursday," Ms McMillan said.

"Then I realised we hadn't set a time, so I phoned her (early afternoon) on Wednesday to check ... but her phone just rang out."

Ms McMillan then went around to her sister's unit and after several knocks on her door and many attempted calls later, she phoned police to see if they could take a look.

"The police came around Thursday morning and had a look through the place, and they said 'no, there is no one here'," Ms McMillan said.

On the table, lay half-completed paperwork and her prescription glasses, on which she is heavily reliant.

"She does not go anywhere without her glasses - she can't see without them," Ms McMillan said. "She is a creature of habit and there's a lot of things she hasn't done.

"I know my sister and she would never leave half-done paperwork out on the table."

Ms McMillan's daughter in-law, Ms Lynch's niece Jas McLaren, said she too could not piece together what could have happened.

"We have about 500 scenarios and then something else will come into play and then there goes that scenario," Mrs McLelan said.

"We are thinking positive, but it's just doesn't make sense."

The clothes Ms Lynch had worn on Tuesday morning, as seen by Ms McMillan, were found in the washing basket with the sheets from her bed.

Her family said Ms Lynch did washing every day and would usually wash her sheets in the morning and remake her bed by about 11am. Her bed had not been remade.

Ms Lynch did not turn up to appointments on Thursday, nor to meet her sister.

The family believe she had a limited amount of cash on her and her bank accounts have not been touched since last Tuesday, when she was sighted shopping for groceries.

Ms McMillan said her sister would not have done her grocery shopping if she had planned to go away and the shoes she wore almost every day were still by the door.

If you have information as to the whereabouts of Ms Lynch, phone Crimestoppers 1800 333 000 or Warwick CIB 4660 4430 immediately.

Timeline

Tuesday

9.30am: Ms McMillan saw Ms Lynch on Guy St after she had done her groceries.

6.30pm: Ms Lynch phoned Ms McMillan, but the call was missed.

8.30pm: Ms McMillan realised she had a missed call and phoned her sister back. She heard Ms Lynch tell another call she would "call them back" while she spoke with Ms McMillan. The sisters planned to meet on Thursday.

 

Wednesday

Early afternoon: Ms McMillan phoned her sister to confirm their meeting on Thursday and arrange a time. Ms Lynch did not pick up a number of phone calls. Ms McMillan went around to her unit and knocked several times, but there was no answer.

Late afternoon: Ms McMillan phoned police and notified them she was concerned.

 

Thursday

10 am: Police looked through the unit and found she was not there.

Topics:  gail lynch, missing persons



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