Yeah that corner I highlighted was scrub used for pipe storage and general truck parking at times.I know the area pretty well, and before the freeway went through. I allways thought a site maybe at the back of the wine warehouse on Aldershot road.
I would image the area was searched fairly well. They mainly searched the Christie Creek area, from memory. But as the detective said, "she could be closer than people think". The area behind aldershot road was mainly scrubland, right up to brodie rd
in that era it was a Blass company.One of the interesting things about that section - and it may only be the last 10 years but the smell as I drive down Aldershot is strong - and even on the expressway I can smell the wine smell from Vinpac - that would hide a myriad of bad smells
building a on-the-run servo and recycling center at that location
You think a neighbours property?building a on-the-run servo and recycling center at that location
still a mystery where she ended up. with the freeway going in, I thought they would have found her with all of those earth works.
she might still be on some-ones property
Hopefully, this jogs someone's memory with good information.from October this year, The Reward is 1,000,000. enough to get people talking!
This week marks yet another year since teenager Rhianna Barreau disappeared without a trace.
The 12-year old went missing from her home at Wakefield Avenue, Morphett Vale on Wednesday 7 October 1992.
She lived at home with her mother and brother, who were both not at home at the time of her disappearance.
On that fateful day Rhianna decided to visit the nearby Southgate Shopping Centre at Reynella to purchase a Christmas card for her American pen pal.
Because there was a bus strike that day, she walked.
After her mother left for work, it appears Rhianna remained at home until mid-morning.
There was a positive sighting of her at 10.30am walking towards the Reynella newsagency.
The last known sighting of her was at 12.30pm on Highway Drive, between the Morphett Vale High School and the Stanvac Primary School.
It is believed that Rhianna returned home because the card she purchased was found on a dining room table — although precisely what time and what then occurred remains a mystery.
She is suspected to have been murdered.
While there are several persons of interest who are believed to have information concerning Rhianna’s disappearance, there is no definitive suspect.
A reward of up to $1,000,000 remains on offer to anyone who either provides information leading to the recovery of her remains or information leading to a conviction in the case.
I know the photo you mean and yes Rhianna does look much older wearing make-up, but there's plenty of other photos of Rhianna and in those she looks like a girl aged in her mid teens.
if memory serves, the publicized photo was of RB all made up for the wedding of a family member.
Regarding his picture and description dropping off the report, i remember a sketch of a male with a moustache ( think ) I went to state library years later trying to find that photo, but had no luck. Does anyone have access to one, or some of the 1st sketch photo's released in the advertiserThere were no real suspects to the case, other than the description of the male in the white Torana, but even his picture & description has dropped off the reports over the years. It makes me think that the police have eliminated him & the Torana. If that was their strongest lead, they haven’t plugged away at it much at all, so possibly it has been eliminated?
The only person (who hasnt been named) that was a witness, was a next door neighbours house mate, details are below.
‘Steve Fallen still lives in the house next door to where Rhianna Barreau was abducted almost 28 years ago, but was not home at the time.
Back then his housemate was one of the witnesses.
"He said he was sitting out at the front of the deli and saw suspicious people in a Torana but they could have just been suspicious people and might have had nothing to do with it," he said.
" didn't really know her a lot. wasn't here, didn't see anything and couldn't protect her so it's just happened.’
The statements made by the housemate seemed strange to me as he says ‘couldn’t protect her so it just happened’. Is that not a strange comment to make? Im wondering if this is the person who Arthur’s is referring to when he said
‘the killer may be closer than people think.’
and also said,
‘I would suspect that her remains are closer to where she lived than most people think.’
It appears Arthur’s is making reference to this housemate wouldnt you say? I would like to know who this housemate was & his background.Police have states they had one suspect in this case, is this THE suspect they refer to? Does he have a sinister background to give reasoning for suspecting him? Or had his story changed over time?
There is no time stated as to when the housemate saw her either.
I haven't seen anything around over social media, do you think you might know this person?Regarding his picture and description dropping off the report, i remember a sketch of a male with a moustache ( think ) I went to state library years later trying to find that photo, but had no luck. Does anyone have access to one, or some of the 1st sketch photo's released in the advertiser
I think what links the killer and victim, is music..... records. He's possibly met her at a record bar or something.I think its been mentioned there are a couple of scenarios ie
'can you help me find my kitten , I think it ran into your yard '
' hey come over and meet my friends'
I haven't seen anything around over social media, do you think you might know this person?
Hey, new to this forum but this thread is a very interesting read. I grew up in Salisbury but now live in Morphett vale and remembered this case. I think you're spot on about the friends - I went down a bit of a rabbit hole on this case and found this threadHer school friends are the key to this case.
There are things that she probably not tell her mum, but would tell her closest friends.
The friends may have also seen the offender at some stage. The person would have appeared to be overtly friendly and possibly grooming her.
As the police suggest, he was living close. Due to his proximity, hes probably destroyed all evidence and moved the body. Mainly for fear of being searched.
He would be quietly confident the police would not find any trace at his property. They offender may not have anybody living with him after all this time.
a couple of years ago, we found a few persons of interest. guys known to police. they lived in the surrounding streets. one was interviewed by police at the time of the disappearance. not sure if they still live in the area. didnt find anyone dodgy on highwray drv Im affraid.So I took a drive for the first time the other day up Wakefield Ave, then down Highwray Ave back to Acre Ave. One thing in particular caught my interest.
There is a section of Highwray Drv that is opposite where Stanvac Primary school and kindy used to be e.g. houses only on one side . In school holidays there would be no kids around. It is also just before the road curves around which means people at the Acre Ave end of Highwray Drv wouldn't see anything.
If Rhianna happened to be walking along that street there is a lower chance of her abduction being seen at that point.
There's a stretch of about 8 or so houses opposite the former school, I wonder if the offender lived in one and had already seen Rhianna walking home from Southgate earlier as the reports say she was seen going through the school. She may have even recognised the person or known them enough to go close enough to a house that the offender could get her inside without much struggle.
On realestate.com.au some of the houses have no sale data either so if it was someone living there they may still be there.