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Personal Information

Photo
Surname
Broun
Given Name
Patricia Daphne
Alternative Name
Pat
Photo After Aging (Age Progression)
Status
Missing

Demographics

Date of Birth
August 1, 1935
Birthplace
Goomalling, Western Australia
Age
17
Age Group
Teenager
Age as of Today
87
Gender
Female
Hair Color
Brunette
Eye Color
Blue
Height (ft'in")
Height (cm)
Height Range
Weight (lbs)
Weight (kg)
0
Weight Range in Pounds
Build
Thin or Slender
Ethnicity
Caucasian
Distinguishing Characteristics
Pregnant, Scar, Speech Impediment
Photo of Distinguishing Feature
Medical
She may have been pregnant at the time.
Physical Abnormality
The victim was soft-spoken and would often drop the final ‘g’ from words when speaking.
Tattoos
Tattoo Location
Tattoo Theme
Tattoo Subject
Scars & Other Marks
Faint chicken pox scar towards middle of forehead above right eyebrow
Piercings
Shoe Size
Nationality
Australia
Languages Spoken

Possessions

Clothing (Key Word)
Clothing (Full Description)
Possessions / Accessories
Photo of Clothing or Accessories

Location

Address
Walcot Streett Tram Terminus
City
Mount Lawley
Province or State
Western Australia
Country
Australia
Postal Code
6050
Latitude
-31.9308
Longitude
115.8581

Circumstances

Date of Disappearance
June 4, 1953
Notes
The victim was soft-spoken and would often drop the final ‘g’ from words when speaking. In 1953, Patricia was working as a shorthand typist and was single, still living at home with her family on Inverness Circle in Mount Lawley. It appears that she had told a close friend that she was around two months pregnant at the time that she disappeared. Given the religious nature of her family, it appears she had not told of this. It is not clear if they were aware of who she was dating at the time. At 8:30am that morning, she left home to head towards her workplace at HC Griffin (ANA House, 44 St George Terrace) in Perth. She made it to work and continued the day as usual until approximately 3:00pm (15:00) when she answered a telephone call from an unknown man, parts of which were overheard by her colleague. After a brief conversation, the two agreed to meet at 6:00pm (18:00) though it is not clear if the location is known. In order to make the appointment, Patricia requested early leave and left the office at 4:30pm (16:30). She took the bus back towards Mount Lawley and stopped by Simmon’s Grocery Store at 291 Walcott Street to buy a can of soda at approximately 5:00pm (17:00). She went on to pick up a package (approximately 8” x 9” x 3”) at Osborne’s Corner Store near the crossroads of Clieveden and Walcott, the contents of which are unknown. She then returned to the area near Simmon’s at around 5:45pm (17:45) and was last sighted in that area near the Walcott Street tram terminus (around 400m from her home) at around 6:00pm (18:00) when she was supposed to be meeting the unknown caller.
Location of the Disappearance or Crime Scene
Street, Transit Station
Potential Circumstances
Alone, Pre-arranged Meeting, Pregnant, Prior Communication, Public Transportation
Vehicle
License Plate
Photo of Vehicle
Suspect
Suspect Description
Photo of Suspect

Recovered Remains

Date of Recovery
Time of Death
Cause of Death
Description of Recovery
Recovery of Remains
Tested Against (No Match)

Further Details

In-Depth Case Overview:
Map of Key Locations
Relevant Media
See Also
Notice URL
Missing Persons AU
Poster(s)
Other Photos
Case File Photos

Contact Police

Contact Agency
Missing Persons: Australian Federal Police
Contact Police (Email)
missing@afp.gov.au
Contact Police (Phone)
(1-800) 000 - 634
Contact Police (Local)
0
Contact Police (Website)
Missing Persons AU
Alternative Contact
Crime Stoppers: (1-800) 333 - 000

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