Remembering those who are still missing

The people missing are (clockwise from top left) Shane Spiller, Peter Mezzariti, Kellie-Anne Levitski, Renee Aitken, Ray Speechley, Sylvia Pajuczok.
The people missing are (clockwise from top left) Shane Spiller, Peter Mezzariti, Kellie-Anne Levitski, Renee Aitken, Ray Speechley, Sylvia Pajuczok.

This week is National Missing Persons Week, so we have taken a look at people with a connection to the Far South Coast who vanished and still have not been found.

If you have any information on a missing person call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Renee Aitken

Renee Aitken, five, was last seen by her mother on the evening February 16, 1984, in bed at her family home in Narooma. Police believe Renee was abducted from her room in the early hours of February 17 by an unknown individual. She would now be 42.

Peter Messariti

Peter Messariti was last seen on November 15, 1998 at his residence at Palarang Rd, near Bombala. He said he was going to do washing at a friend's residence at South Bukalong. Peter's vehicle was found broken down due to a break in the fan belt, but there was no sign of him. He was due to pick up his children on November 20, but failed to show up. He would now be 65.

Sylvia Pajuczok

The 53-year-old mother and grandmother vanished just before Christmas 2008 from Bombala. She has not been seen or heard from since, and her bank account has not been accessed. Ms Pajuczok's green Toyota Tarago van was found abandoned by the side of the Monaro Hwy, 10km south of Bombala. An inquest into her disappearance in 2014 found she was deceased and her death was suspicious.

Kellie-Anne Levitski

When she was 38, she disappeared from her father's property on Mount Darragh Rd on the night of Sunday, March 30, 2014. An inquest into her disappearance held in July 2018 in Bega found that she was deceased, with Deputy State Coroner Magistrate Teresa O'Sullivan saying the "most compelling evidence is perhaps that of an absence of evidence rather than anything else".

Shane Spiller

Shane Spiller was last seen in Wyndham on September 9, 2002. A few days later, concerned neighbours entered his house and found his boots in the middle of the living room, dinner set for two on the table, his wallet, and his medications untouched. His motorcycle was locked in his shed.

Ray Speechley

In 2016 the then-77-year-old was last seen near Dalmeny. He suffered from Alzheimer's disease and had wandered away from a nearby nursing home he was staying at the time of his disappearance. Police were told a man matching his description was seen on the Princes Hwy at Dalmeny, shortly after 4pm on July 7, 2016. A red vehicle was stopped nearby, police said.