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POPE Michelle

Michelle POPE

Missing Person Michelle Pope
  • Missing since: Friday, August 25, 1978
  • Last seen: West Pymble NSW
  • Jurisdiction: NSW
  • Year of birth: 1960
  • Age now: 57
  • Gender: Female
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Height: 175cm
  • Build: Medium
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Reward offered: $100,000 - more information


Stephen Lapthorne (then aged 21 years) and his girlfriend Michelle Pope (then aged 18 years), were last seen travelling in Stephen's lime green Bedford van, after they left Stephen's home in West Pymble on route to Michelle's home in Berowra. The couple along with Stephen's lime green Bedford van have not been seen since.

Michelle was last seen wearing a bone coloured dress with brown edging on the hem and brown stitching on the side of the dress, with red sandals.

If you have information that may assist police to locate Michelle please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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