Sharon Edwards - missing person Photo: Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner.
Sharon Edwards - missing person Photo: Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner. Adam Hourigan

Four months on, Sharon Edwards' family still without answers

MORE than four months since she was last seen alive, the smiling face of Sharon Edwards is still instantly recognisable to people in the Clarence Valley.

Last seen in Grafton on the night of March 14, images of the beloved Coutts Crossing Public School teacher have in recent months been shared on hundreds of Facebook pages and appeared in multiple news publications.

Her three sons have also allowed access to their lives in the hope it will spark new information.

This week, National Missing Persons Week, son Zac Edwards has urged people not to forget about his mum as Strike Force Burrow continues to investigate her disappearance and suspected murder.

WATCH: John Edwards talks about the disappearance of Sharon Edwards, April 1.

Zac said he and his brothers were still feeling lost without answers, and every time he hears of someone in a similar situation his thoughts go straight back to her.

"We've talked to the police to ask them what we can do but there's not that much," he said.

"The worst bit is as the months go on nothing's really changed.

"We're all still here waiting for answers and it doesn't get easier as time goes on."

While it doesn't get any easier, Zac said the events of the past few months had brought the boys closer together and made them realise just how important family was.

Last month he travelled to Bali to celebrate brother Eli's wedding to his long-term partner Jessica.

"Last time we were all together properly was Christmas so it was really good to have time together with both of them," he said.

"We didn't want to make a big deal of it at Eli's wedding (but) we do still talk about mum quite a bit.

Press conference at the Grafton Police Station about Sharon Edwards being missing, which has now become murder. Three sons are Josh [who spoke], Zac and Eli with their Dad John Edwards. Photo: Leigh Jensen / Daily Examiner April 1, 2015
Press conference at the Grafton Police Station about Sharon Edwards being missing, which has now become murder. Three sons are Josh [who spoke], Zac and Eli with their Dad John Edwards. Photo: Leigh Jensen / Daily Examiner April 1, 2015 Leigh Jensen

"You find yourself saying 'I love you' on the end of conversations a bit more when you hang up the phone."

Sharon Edwards, 54, was last seen between 10-11pm on Saturday, March 14 in Grafton.

Officers believe her movements may have taken her towards Lawrence in the early hours of March 15.

She was reported missing after she failed to show up to work the following Monday.

Her red Holden Cruze was found parked in the driveway of her Riverdale Ct home in Grafton.

While the investigation into her disappearance is now classified by police as a homicide rather than a missing persons case, her family is just one of a number of families in the Clarence Valley who are still searching for answers.

On Sunday, police issued a plea for information to help locate Iluka man Gerrardus Bakkenhoven, who disappeared almost 12 months ago.

The Daily Examiner will re-visit other unsolved Clarence Valley missing persons cases during National Missing Persons Week, which runs from August 2-8.



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