Emotional Appeal By Family Of Missing Woman, Feared Murdered – Bombala
The children of missing woman, Sylvia Pajuczok, have made an emotional, national plea for help to find their mother on the first anniversary of her disappearance from Bombala on the NSW South Coast.
The 53-year-old mother of three and grandmother of four vanished on Christmas Eve, 2008.
Ms. Pajuczok’s green Toyota Tarago van was found abandoned by the side of the Monaro Highway, around 10 km south of Bombala, three days later.
Detectives from the Monaro Local Area Command fear that she has been murdered.
She has not contacted anyone, her bank account has not been accessed and personal belongings like her glasses, clothes and mobile telephone were left behind when she disappeared from a friend’s house.
Ms. Pajuczok’s adult children, Belinda, Toni and Brad are pleading with the public to come forward with any information about their mother’s disappearance.
The movements of a white van, seen parked near the home she’d been visiting at the time, could prove crucial to the investigation.
The occupant/occupants of the van may have been travelling from interstate at the time and detectives want to talk to the driver to eliminate them from the investigation.
The vehicle is described as a white van, perhaps a Toyota HiAce and possibly a camper-style van.
Ms. Pajuczok’s children describe her as a kind woman who doted on her four grandchildren, including her two-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter, Madison, who can’t comprehend her grandmother’s disappearance.
Madison’s mother, Belinda Hillier, can’t bring herself to explain to the heartbroken toddler that her beloved ‘grandma’ is thought to have met with foul play.
“She (Madison) has a song she plays for grandma, she has a star.” Belinda said.”
“She looks at grandma in the sky every night and she cries when there are clouds because there’s no grandma.”
“I tell her grandma’s missing and we can’t find her.”
The family doesn’t want to endure another Christmas without knowing what happened.
“Christmas…what a time.” Sylvia’s daughter, Toni Curtis said.
“We’re sure going to remember that every year, aren’t we?”
“My daughter just graduated (from) high school, she’s turning 18 in two weeks and she just wanted grandma to be there, you know.”
Ms. Pajuczok’s disappearance is totally out of character and highly suspicious in nature.
“Sylvia Pajuczok did not just vanish off the face of the earth, somebody knows what has happened to her.” Detective Acting Inspector, Tim Pieper said.
“Please, if you know something, contact Police and help put an end to his heart-wrenching mystery.” the Acting Monaro Crime Manager said.
Anyone from New South Wales or interstate who can assist the investigation is urged to contact the Monaro Local Area Command on (02) 6298 0599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
“Anonymously or not, we don’t really care.” Sylvia’s son, Brad Taylor said.
“We don’t really care who calls up…we just want to find out where mum is.”
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