Image of vehicle released as inquiries continue into woman last seen 30 years ago at Wollongong

Police have released an image of a vehicle, as they continue their appeal for information into the suspicious disappearance of a Wollongong woman 30 years ago.

The last confirmed sighting of Pauline Sowry, also known by her married name of Pauline Lawrence, was 49-years-old when last seen by her family in the northern suburbs of Wollongong in December 1993.

Despite extensive investigations since then, her whereabouts remain unknown.

A Coronial inquest in 2008 found that Pauline had died, most likely after an unconfirmed sighting in 1994.

Strike Force Anthea was established in 2022 to re-examine the circumstances surrounding Pauline’s disappearance.

In March 2024, the NSW Government and NSW Police announced a $500,000 reward for information.

As a result of the appeal, police have received information that Pauline was sighted south of Wollongong in a vehicle similar to the image released today.

That vehicle is described as a white 1968-model Holden HK Kingswood sedan, which was said to be in ‘pristine’ condition.

Anyone who recognises the vehicle, or knows someone who owned a vehicle fitting this description at the time of Pauline’s disappearance, is urged to contact Wollongong Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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