Search for mystery caller in Sharon Edwards investigation
LATE last year, an anonymous phone call was made to CrimeStoppers about the disappearance and probable murder of Grafton school teacher Sharon Edwards.
Now detectives from Strike Force Burrow are hoping the person who made that call will pick up the phone and contact them again.
Coffs/Clarence crime manager Detective Inspector Darren Jameson said the information originally provided to CrimeStoppers was in relation to an area west of Lawrence, which remained of interest to police.
"Based on the location provided to CrimeStoppers, police believe these person(s) may have been hunting, trail bike riding or undertaking other recreational activities in the area at the time," he said.
Ms Edwards disappeared from her Grafton home on March 14 last year, and has not made contact with anyone since.
Her bank account has not been accessed and her handbag, mobile telephone and keys are still yet to be located, but forensic analysis of mobile phone data has shown her phone migrated to the Lawrence area in the early hours of March 15, where it continued to emit a signal for a number of hours.
Mrs Edwards and her estranged husband John owned a house in Lawrence, where it is believed he still resides, and a rural bushland property on Tanglewood Rd, north-west of Lawrence.
In March this year, Mr Edwards was officially named as a suspect after it was revealed he was the last known person to interact with her at her Riverdale Crt address in Grafton.
Det Insp Jameson said valuable information had already been provided to police, and urged the mystery caller, and anyone else with information that could assist to contact Crimestoppers as the homicide investigation continues.
"We value the information that is provided to them by members of the community no matter how small it may appear," he said.
"The search for Sharon will continue for as long as necessary... and we are of the belief there are (people) in the community that hold information which will be of assistance in providing closure to Sharon's family."
Anyone with information that may be of use can phone Grafton detectives on 6642 0222 or CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.