I completely understand why he may assume that she wouldn't disappear voluntarily & she wouldn't put her family through the angst of not knowing where she was so if she could contact them she would. Also, that she'd never destroy her own car willingly. But does that not still mean she may have been abducted by someone & was being held against her will & unable to get to a phone? I just think it's really strange that he was so decisive about the fact that he believed she was deceased within days of her going missing, to the point of vocalising that & returning to Kalgoorlie. Maybe he just didn't want the cops in his face & found it all too much to handle seeing he didn't have any answers. Or maybe the reporting was somewhat harsh in painting a picture of a father that had resigned himself to the fact that she must be dead or she would have made contact.Thanks for putting that together. This case is fascinating!
I watched the statement that Julie’s dad gave and he said that once he learned Julie’s car had been found he knew something major had happened. Maybe he was being realistic? Sounds like he’s had a few challenges in his life. Maybe they is why he came to the conclusion she was dead so quickly.
I don't know the answers, but it seems quite odd to me that he appeared so certain that she was deceased & he went back to Kal so soon after she was found to be missing which makes me question how much more there is to the story that we have never been told.