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Missing Person Joy Lancaster
  • Missing since: Friday, April 19, 1985
  • Last seen: Albert Park VIC
  • Responsible jurisdiction: VIC
  • Date of Birth: 1949
  • Age now: 68
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 162cm
  • Build: Medium
  • Hair: Brown
  • Complexion: Olive
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Distinguishing Features: Small scar on forehead.


  • Joy Lancaster was last seen on the night of 19 April 1985.
    She was at the Windsor Hotel, Albert Park until late into the night.
    She was drinking alcohol throughout the night and left in the company of a male employee of the hotel, to whom she was giving a lift to his address in Albert Park.
    He stated that she just dropped him off outside his address and kept driving.
    Joy was driving her yellow Mazda light truck registration number BWP414.
    Joy’s employment involved buying fresh produce from the markets and delivering them to hotels and restaurants, one of which was the Windsor Hotel.
    In most instances she was paid in advance for these purchases.
    Her flat appeared undisturbed with her bank books, passport and clothing all at the address.
    At the time of her disappearance Joy was in possession of about $1300 cash, money to be used to buy produce for clients.
    Joy's vehicle has never been found.
    If you have information that may assist police to locate Joy please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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