Can you help?

When doing a jigsaw puzzle, every small piece helps complete the big picture. The same is true for solving crime. Even if you think what you know might not be important, please reach out. There is a million dollar reward in this case. You can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or email us any time.

Kananook railway station – Wednesday 11 July 1990


Were you at Kananook railway station on the night Sarah MacDiarmid was taken? Her train got into the station at 10.20pm. Sarah walked down the stairs towards the car park. Police believe she was attacked at her car and dragged into nearby bushes. It would be great to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity from 10.20pm onwards because we don’t know how long Sarah was left there. Someone might have come back for her much later.

The yellow Cortina


When Stephen Chalmers pulled into the car park at the Kananook railway station, two hours after Sarah’s train, he saw a yellow Cortina with a black vinyl roof. Stephen found images of cars similar to the one he saw. Do you know anyone who drove a car like this that might have been in the car park that night?


The handbag

The handbag that Steve tripped over in the retarding basin had been buried in mud. Steve kindly did an internet search and found these two handbag pictures. He remembers the bag he pulled from the mud to be similar to these. Here are also pictures of the retarding basin off Miles Grove as Steve remembers it. Were you one of the locals who took the shortcut through the area? Did you find the bag he discarded all those years ago? Like Steve, did you look inside it? Find the purse?


Police (and podcasters) need to work on evidence or first-hand knowledge. While we know we all spend many hours coming up with theories, it is hard evidence that takes top priority in investigations. If you know something about Sarah's disappearance, or saw something, or found something that you think is important, please let us know. It is our greatest wish that someone knows something that will help find Sarah and give her family the answers they need. There is also a million-dollar reward for information that leads to an arrest. 

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