On Tuesday 12 of December, 2000, Cherie had a dentist appointment at 12.00 pm at Knox Dental Group, in Wantirna South. Cherie attended the appointment and she left the surgery at around 12.30 pm. At 1.58 pm, Cherie telephoned her Mooroolbark home from a public telephone box situated on the corner of Selkirk Avenue and Wantirna Road, Wantirna approx 5 kilometres from the dentist. Cherie was attempting to make her way home. She has not been seen or heard from since.