Muswellbrook mum still missing.

Police have renewed their appeal for information regarding the disappearance of Carly McBride, who has been missing in the Hunter region since late last year.

Carly Dawn McBride, 31, was last seen on Calgaroo Avenue at Muswellbrook about 2pm on Tuesday 30 September 2014. Officers from Hunter Valley Local Area Command were alerted when she failed to return to her Belmont home, and couldn’t be located or contacted. Carly, who is a mother of two children, has not been heard from since.

Detectives formed Strike Force Karabi to investigate Carly’s disappearance. This has included extensive searches of bushland and waterways around Muswellbrook. Police inquiries to date suggest Carly has met with foul play.

“We’re treating this as a homicide investigation,” Hunter Valley Local Area Command Crime manager, Detective Inspector Tim Seymour, said.“While we have made significant headway, we still have more lines of inquiry to pursue,” he said. “Many people have already come forward to give us statements about Carly’s disappearance, but we strongly believe the community holds more information that has not yet been given to police. If you know something, say something; even the smallest piece of information could make a big difference to our investigation,” Det Insp Seymour said.

Carly’s parents, Steve McBride and Lorraine Williams, have today (Tuesday 9 June 2015) joined police in this renewed appeal for information.

“It’s devastating not knowing what happened to Carly,” Steve said. “We’re hoping that after today, someone remembers something, and gets in touch with police". "Carly was a wonderful person – a free spirit with a bubbly personality, and a terrific mother to her two children,” Lorraine said. “I miss talking to her; I miss her voice and her big belly laugh. “We need to know what happened to Carly, so please, if you know something, contact the police”.


Carly McBride is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, about 165cm to 175cm tall, with a thin build, brown hair and brown eyes. Police are urging anyone with information in regards to Carly's disappearance to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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