TAS Missing person Rachel Funari

Tuesday, 15 March 2011 – 9:52 am.

Tasmania Police advise of the following update information regarding the missing person Rachel FUNARI. Ms FUNARI was last seen at a shack at Adventure Bay about 4pm Thursday 3rd March 2011.

Police and SES together with volunteers today continued to scour bush surrounding the Fluted Cape walking track. The land searchers were assisted by a helicopter and Tasmania Police Marine officers.

No sign has been found of the missing person.

Police today obtained further description of clothing possibly worn by Ms FUNARI. She is believed to have been wearing a green polar fleece top, black trousers, and brown walking boots. She may have been carrying a small shoulder bag with mobile phone, and identification. A disposable camera, which she purchased on the day of her disappearance, may also be in her possession.


Inspector Doug ROSSITER, on behalf of Tasmania Police extends thanks to the SES, Hobart Walking Club, Essendon Walking Club, and the Tasmanian Climbing and Caving Club. All have had a major role in this land search.

Tasmania Police, by arrangement with NSW Police have sought deployment of a specialist tracker/detection dog unit. It is anticipated the unit will arrive tomorrow afternoon or Wednesday morning.

Search efforts will continue early tomorrow morning. Search teams will continue to focus on the Fluted Cape area of which approximately 50 percent has been searched.


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