Posted: 2 June, 2014
Police seek help in possible sighting of Bung Siriboon
(via Victoria Police News)
On the third anniversary of the disappearance of 13-year-old Boronia girl Siriyakorn ‘Bung’ Siriboon, Homicide Squad detectives are appealing for information from the public about a possible sighting on the day she went missing.
Bung left her home in Elsie Street, Boronia around 8.30am on Thursday 2 June, 2011.
She was last seen by a neighbour just after 8.30am in Elsie Street, walking towards Albert Avenue.
Detectives are investigating information about a sighting of a young female in a car in Boronia Road between 8.30am and 9am on the morning Bung went missing.
The information suggests that a female was seen in the rear passenger seat of a white EA to EF* model Ford Falcon station wagon, similar to the photo below.
The female was described as being of Asian appearance, in her early to mid teens and was wearing a light-coloured, collared shirt and a dark blue v-neck jumper.
The car was reportedly driven by a male of Caucasian appearance, who was described as being in his late 50s to early 60s and was wearing a blue coloured singlet. He had light brown coloured hair which was combed back in what was described as a rock and roll style. He also had a coloured tattoo on his left upper arm.
The car was sighted at traffic lights in Boronia Road, Boronia facing east at the intersection of Floriston Road, just east of Dorset Road. It was then seen travelling east along Boronia Road and continued straight through the roundabout at Albert Road.
Homicide Squad Detective Inspector John Potter said while investigators couldn’t confirm the girl in the vehicle was Bung; it was something that they needed assistance with.
“The sighting may well be completely innocent, but it is relevant to us and we need to investigate it,” D/Insp Potter said.
“It’s now been three years since Bung left home and failed to arrive at school that day and has not been seen or heard from since.
“We continue to hold grave fears for her safety and are desperate to provide her family with some answers.
“I urge anyone with information about the white Ford Falcon station wagon seen in the area on the day, or any other information that they haven’t shared with police that could be of assistance, to contact Crime Stoppers.”
In the early stages of the investigation, detectives received information which suggested Bung had been seen walking along Harcourt Road, crossed Paisley Avenue and was heading towards Moncoe Street around 8.55am.
That information has been investigated by detectives and while the sighting can’t be corroborated, no further information to support it has been received.
At the time of her disappearance Bung was wearing her blue and white school uniform and carrying a school backpack. The backpack has never been recovered.
Bung is described as being of Thai origin, approximately 154cm tall, thin build with long dark hair and brown eyes.
A reward of up to $1 million for information leading to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of the person or persons responsible for Bung’s disappearance was announced in February.
Anyone with fresh information about the disappearance of Bung Siriboon is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au.
* EA to EF Ford Falcons range from 1988 to 1996 in age.