New leads in hunt for Plymouth woman missing since 1979
THE hunt for a woman missing since 1979 has been given new leads, say police.
Following the report of the renewed hunt for June Ellena Brockway, who was last seen on December 28, 1979, police say they have been given more information about her past.
Said to be Devon and Cornwall police's longest-running missing person inquiry investigation, June was aged 43 when she discharged herself from hospital.
After leaving hospital she went to her home address in Saltburn Road, St Budeaux, packed a bag and left.
New information suggests she had been suffering depression and had asked a close friend to visit her in hospital the day before she went missing.
However, her friend had been waylaid by an out-of-town visitor and was unable to go to the hospital.
Police said they have now learned that June's maiden name was Waterfield and she had an older and a younger brother.
June's mother had died when she was just 11, but June herself had no children.
She had worked as a hairdresser and was said to be a very well regarded one.
It was suggested at the time that June had gone to Bristol.
June's husband, an ex-Royal Navy serviceman who was named Lawrence, but known as Larry, later left the Saltburn Road address but gave no forwarding address.
Investigators are still hoping that they can trace the whereabouts of June, who would now be 76 years old, and put the case to rest.
She was described at the time as white, of thin build, with brown eyes and with shoulder-length dark brown, thinning hair. She was known to habitually wear a chocolate brown overcoat and wore a platinum wedding ring.
Anyone with information about June Ellena Brockway nee Waterfield should contact Pc Ian Watson on 101 quoting reference number PID5511.