Unsolved 1994 Disappearance of Revelle Balmain

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Police to search Sydney properties for missing woman’s remains

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AAP/7NEWS
Published: 30/11/2021
Updated: Tuesday, 30 November 2021 8:30 AM AEDT

Police conduct series of searches for missing model

(Source: 7NEWS)

Police conduct series of searches for missing model.

Three searches will be conducted for the remains of Sydney woman Revelle Balmain who disappeared in Sydney 27 years ago.

NSW Police are hoping the searches of eastern Sydney properties at Bellevue Hill, Bondi Beach and Potts Point on Tuesday will provide the breakthrough they need in the case.

Ms Balmain was 22 when she was last seen in the Kingsford area on November 5, 1994.

Her make-up bag, keys and her shoe were later found scattered near Ainslie Street.
She was reported missing later that evening and has not been seen or heard from since.

Despite extensive investigations by police at the time and over the years, no one has been charged in relation to her disappearance and in May a $1 million reward was announced for information about her fate.

Revelle Balmain was last seen in Sydney in 1994.
Revelle Balmain was last seen in Sydney in 1994. Credit: NSW Police



A coronial Inquest in 1999 found that Revelle had died at the hands of a person or persons unknown and the matter was referred to the Unsolved Homicide Unit.
Last year, a formal review of the case was conducted and assigned to a senior detective from the Central Metropolitan Region for re-investigation under Strike Force Aramac.

It is expected that new lines of inquiry will be explored during a fresh coronial inquest at a future date.

Strike Force Aramac lead investigator Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Bell said officers are reviewing all previous evidence, as well as exploring new lines of inquiry.

Revelle was a model and dancer.
Revelle was a model and dancer. Credit: NSW Police


Revelle’s personal property were found scattered near her final known location.
Revelle’s personal property were found scattered near her final known location. Credit: NSW Police


“This includes whether Revelle was scheduled to meet with any individuals - clients, friends or associates - previously unknown to police, on the evening of her disappearance,” Det Ch Insp Bell said on Tuesday.

“The locations that are being searched today will be subject to an extensive forensic examination by specialist officers.

“We are now exploring a new line of inquiry and believe these locations are of significance and will help us progress the investigation.”
 

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1989 in title should be 1994 (sorry, i cant make edits)
 

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Missing model and escort Revelle Balmain's former boss has been charged with drug and shoplifting offences, uncovered as part of an ongoing reinvestigation into her disappearance.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Bell said during the new probe, police uncovered an alleged organised Serbian criminal syndicate.

"In recanvassing the investigation, we were looking at a person of interest and the alleged offences were detected during that investigation," he said.

tactical police walking down a road

Four search warrants were executed yesterday morning.(Supplied: NSW)


Police arrested 63-year-old Zoran Stanojevic, who used to run the escort agency Balmain worked for, and four others.

Authorities alleged they were cultivating and supplying drugs, as well as stealing and selling luxury goods.

Warrants executed yesterday in Sydney's eastern suburbs led police to seize $400,000 worth of cannabis, and $150,000 worth of suspected stolen luxury goods.

Police said the "Aladdin's cave" was found with designer handbags, clothing, shoes, watches and high-end alcohol in it.

"[These alleged] offences are current offences, nothing linked with Revelle Balmain," Detective Chief Inspector Bell said.

Mr Stanojevic, did not apply for bail or appear when his case was briefly mentioned at Central Local Court.

But his lawyer foreshadowed an application on December 21.

Djordje Covic, 65, and Tomislav Makovic, 59, are also expected to make bail applications on that day.

Magistrate Robert Williams refused bail for 65-year-old Nebojsa Anicic and 50-year-old Dejan Sakic after the prosecutor said there was a risk they would abscond.

Both men have Serbian ties and passports, the court heard.

 

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The dumping of her belongings in streets in Kingsford made no sense if she was killed by her Kingsford client, given her body was concealed so well that it has never been found. Strewing her belongings in the streets of his suburb is a big red arrow to him, which is inconsistent with going to the trouble of effective body concealment.

If she was killed by a person who saw her after her Kingsford appointment, and who was known to have been meeting her after Kingsford, and who knew that her previous appointment was in Kingsford, it makes a lot of sense. It’s designed to corroborate their claim that she didn’t make the later appointment.

It’s risky, though, because it’s a very small intersection between who she was supposed to meet later and who was in a position to know the location of her previous client.


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The dumping of her belongings in streets in Kingsford made no sense if she was killed by her Kingsford client, given her body was concealed so well that it has never been found. Strewing her belongings in the streets of his suburb is a big red arrow to him, which is inconsistent with going to the trouble of effective body concealment.

If she was killed by a person who saw her after her Kingsford appointment, and who was known to have been meeting her after Kingsford, and who knew that her previous appointment was in Kingsford, it makes a lot of sense. It’s designed to corroborate their claim that she didn’t make the later appointment.

It’s risky, though, because it’s a very small intersection between who she was supposed to meet later and who was in a position to know the location of her previous client.


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Yep. Clearly to me it seems like who killed her wanted to make it seem like she was killed by Kingsford client, red herring. Her bosses because she say wanted out or threatened to go to police or something.
 

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Yep. Clearly to me it seems like who killed her wanted to make it seem like she was killed by Kingsford client, red herring. Her bosses because she say wanted out or threatened to go to police or something.

Agreed. Or because the appointment with the boss’s friends in the Swiss Hotel room turned bad.


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