THE families of two Bendigo teenagers who were last seen in 1968 are calling for help in their bid for answers.
An inquest into the disappearance of Maureen Braddy and Allan Whyte ended in March this year.
Maureen’s younger sister Lyn Ireland – who led the push for the inquest – said the case has taken a huge emotional and financial toll.
She, and other family members, have organised a fundraiser dance at Bendigo RSL to help pay for the ongoing legal costs.
The event will pay tribute to the last reported sighting of the young couple at a Bendigo YMCA dance hall in November 1968.
Ms Ireland said she was hoping people who were at that dance almost 45 years ago would be able to attend next week's event.
Allan's brother Kevyn Whyte said the disappearance was something he thought about every day.
Maureen Braddy, then 16, and Allan Whyte, 17, were last seen at a Bendigo YMCA dance hall in November 1968.
Maureen’s father Stan Braddy has been interviewed as the sole suspect in the case that has gone unsolved for more than 44 years.
According to Mr Braddy, the night the teenagers disappeared, they went to the Sandhurst Club hotel, instead of a dance, and were taken by a captor who “said he wanted a son, and wanted a slave”.
Mr Braddy had claimed both were still alive.
For tickets to the fundraiser dance on November 9 call Bendigo RSL on 5442 2950.