I just want the truth, says sis­ter

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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.’’

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