Murder fears for missing woman

A van similar to that seen in Cape Woolamai in connection with the disappearance of Robyn Hall.
A van similar to that seen in Cape Woolamai in connection with the disappearance of Robyn Hall.

Police have grave fears for a missing Melbourne woman, with homicide detectives taking over the investigation.

Robyn Hall, 35, of Noble Park, is believed to have vanished from a home on Phillip Island more than a month ago.

She has not accessed her bank account or used her mobile phone in that time.

Detective Senior Sergeant Rod Iddles, of the homicide squad, said her disappearance is being treated as suspicious and police have "grave concerns for her safety".

Ms Hall was last seen as residential address on Lantana Road in Cape Woolamai on December 19 about 6pm. She made her last withdrawal from her bank account at 3.20pm that afternoon from a bank in Cowes.

The next day a friend visited the home and discovered Ms Hall and four bags of personal belongings were missing, Detective Senior Sergeant Iddles said.

Detective Senior Sergeant Iddles told radio station 3AW that Ms Hall was staying with a male friend at the Phillip Island house.

Ms Hall told the friend on the day of her disappearance that ‘‘somebody was coming to pick her up’’ that day.

He said police were particularly interested in speaking with that person.

He described Ms Hall as an occasional drug user with poor ‘‘day-to-day coping skills’’.

Police have released a photograph of Ms Hall in the hope someone may know her whereabouts or what happened to her.

They are also appealing to anyone who might have seen a white van, similar to the one pictured, in the Cape Woolamai area last month to contact them.

People with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or

Meanwhile a mentally disabled man, who had been missing for seven days, has been found safe and well, police said.

After a public appeal, a community member found Jeremy Hogan, of Dandenong, on Swanston Street in Melbourne’s CBD about 6.30pm on Thursday.

This story Murder fears for missing woman first appeared on The Age.