I just want the truth, says sister
THE instant Heather Johncock learnt her big sister, Colleen Adams, had vanished, she feared the worst. Her instinct told her Colleen would never leave home without her two young daughters.
“She loved them more than anything; they were her world,’’ Ms Johncock said. “She always kept in contact with her family. There was no indication of her just up and going.’’
If she were alive, Colleen would have celebrated her 69th birthday today – a fact not lost on Ms Johncock.
“I often think about her and what she would look like today if she were alive, what she would be doing, and all of the time we have missed together,’’ she said. “We loved each other’s company.’’
Ms Johncock said it was through their letters and talks that she learned Colleen’s marriage was not perfect.
“We knew there were problems, Geoffrey wanted her and the girls to go back home to live with her parents at Bute,’’ she said.
“She never said he was violent but there were arguments. He wanted her out. It wasn’t a secret it was an unhappy marriage.”
Ms Johncock said her parents, George and Vera, and her older brother, Gary, all died not knowing what had happened to Colleen.
“Dad used to carry a photo of Colleen when he travelled,’’ she said.
“I would dearly love to know the truth and see some sort of justice done for her.’’