Personal Details

  • Missing since: Friday, 27 July 1979
  • Last seen: Bulli NSW
  • Jurisdiction: New South Wales
  • Year of birth: 1964
  • Height: 147 cm
  • Build: Thin
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Blonde
  • Complexion: Fair
  • Gender: Female


Toni CAVANAGH, aged 15, was las seen on 27 July 1979 around 7.30pm in the company of Kay DOCHERTY, aged 16 (also missing).

They were last seen when both girls left home and did not return. Kay told her parents she was staying at Toni's house, and Toni told her family they were going to the movies with Kay's Aunt and Uncle. There was a sighting of the two at Bulli Tops, shortly afterwards. It's believed the girls were on their way to the Wollongong CBD to attend a disco, but it's not known whether they ever made it.

The following week, Toni and Kay's families received separate letters from the pair posted from the Kings Cross area, saying they were staying with friends and would be home soon.

There have been no confirmed sightings of the girls since they were seen at the bus stop at dusk on the evening of Friday 27th, although there was an unconfirmed sighting in Queensland in 1984. There are grave concerns for the safety and welfare of the missing persons.

A reward of $100,000 is offered for information to solve the double disappearance.

Cavanagh, Toni

Cavanagh, Toni

  • Cavanagh, Toni