Family members of a missing Adelaide grandmother have grave concerns for her welfare after the discovery of a menacing note.
Colleen South, 58, has been missing for more than two weeks since last being seen on July 3 in the Victorian town of Ninyeunook.
Ms South’s car was found crashed and abandoned only 30 kilometres away from where she was last seen, along with her belongings which were strewn 20 metres away from the car.
Among these items were Ms South’s handbag, her keys and a journal that contained the handwritten message “help me please”.
This ominous note found in Ms South’s journal has family members convinced that foul play is involved in the grandmother’s disappearance.
In an interview with The Herald Sun, Colleen South’s niece, former Neighbours actress Farah Mak, claimed that the investigation into Ms South’s disappearance has not been as thorough as the family had hoped.
“What we’re trying to get is action and outcome. It has been a shemozzle. The attention to detail has not been great, things have been missed.
“We need forensic investigators on this to treat it like a serious crime.”
South Australia police were initially tasked with locating Ms South, as she is a resident of Adelaide, and claim to have done a “thorough investigation” in searching for the beloved grandmother.
The case has now been handed over to Victoria Police for investigation, however, South Australia Police will still provide ongoing assistance.
Ms South’s daughter, Veronica South, 21, has been conducting her own investigation into her mother’s disappearance and has identified a number of items and clues that she feels may be linked to the case.
These things include medication, footprints, a pen and a recently lit campfire.
“I just want my Mum to come home, and she has a granddaughter who needs her as well.”
Ms South is described as 154cm tall with a heavy build, green eyes and brown hair.