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Missing Person Nancy Grunwaldt
  • Missing since: Friday, March 12, 1993
  • Last seen: East coast region TAS
  • Jurisdiction: TAS
  • Year of birth: 1967
  • Age now: 50
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 168cm
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Reward offered:


Nancy Grunwaldt, then aged 26, was last seen on 12 March 1993 riding a pushbike in a southerly direction along the Tasman Highway about 4km south of Scamander, Tasmania. She has not been seen since.
Nancy was a resident of Germany at the time of her disappearance. She was on one years' leave from work and had travelled to New Zealand prior to entering Australia. On the 6 March 1993 she flew from Auckland to Tasmania. Nancy's last contact with her parents was on 11 March 1993 at 4pm est.
On the morning of Tuesday 9 March 1993, she hired a red Road Chief Marauder Mountain Bike from a bike hire service in Devonport, Tasmania. She rented the bicycle for two weeks stating that she would return the bike on the 22nd of March 1993. She left her backpack including some personal belongings with the hire service stating that she would collect them at the time of returning the bike.
After hiring the bike, Nancy travelled from Devonport to Launceston and then on to St Helens on the east coast of Tasmania. It is believed that Nancy was intending to visit a pen pal who lived in Rose Bay. The last confirmed sighting of Nancy was by fellow tourists who had spent the previous night with her at the St Helens Hostel.
If you have information that may assist police to locate Nancy, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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