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8 January - Missing person - Alice Springs
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Missing person - Alice Springs

Wednesday 09-Jan-2019 08:50

Northern Territory Police hold concerns for the welfare of 62-year-old Ms Monika Billen, who has been reported as missing in the Alice Springs area.

Acting Superintendent Pauline Vicary said at around 11am yesterday Police received a report that the German national had failed to return to her accommodation at the Desert Palms Resort on Barrett Drive.

“At this time, the last physical sighting of Ms Billen was via CCTV which showed her leaving the resort at 10:30am on January 1 2019. She was supposed to check out of the resort on 5 January 2019,” Acting Superintendent Vicary said. 

“We understand Ms Billen may have had some interest in walking the Larapinta Trail or local bush trails.

“Police have been and will continue to conduct enquiries as to Ms Billen’s possible movements since leaving the resort, and have deployed our Remote Piloted Aircraft to popular walking tracks around Alice Springs.”

She is described as being of Caucasian appearance, of slim build, with short grey hair and was last seen wearing a red chequered long sleeve top, denim knee-length shorts and a bright red backpack.

CCTV footage identifies at least five motor vehicles passing the resort on Barrett Drive at the time Ms Billen walked out on January 1. Two of the motor vehicles were Taxis and three are civilian motorists who may have seen or picked up Ms Billen.

Police urge anyone who may have seen Ms Billen or who have any information as to her whereabouts to please contact them on 131 444.