Police search Gold Coast bushland in relation to missing person cold-case

UPDATE: POLICE have revealed that they are scouring a Gold Coast Hinterland property for the body of missing mother Linda Francis Sidon.

Ms Sidon was last seen by a family member on the Gold Coast on 21st June 2009 and police want to talk with anyone who worked with her or saw her around that time.

Linda Sidon was last seen June 2009. Police believe she has been murdered.

Linda Sidon was last seen June 2009. Police believe she has been murdered.


At the time it was believed she intended to visit family in New Zealand, however investigations revealed she did not leave the Gold Coast or Australia.

The 46-year-old single mother lived in a housing commission unit in Ashmore at the time of her disappearance and worked part-time as a cleaner.

Her son Daniel, now aged 28, has been named as a person of interest.

Detective Superintendent Dave Hutchinson said at a media conference on Monday that new information lead police to search the Numinbah Valley, where they believe her body may have been buried.

Anyone who knew Ms Sidon, or with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

EARLIER: POLICE are currently searching bushland on the Gold Coast in relation to a missing persons case.

The search is presently being conducted by police and SES crews at Pine Creek Road at Numinbah.

Forensic Investigators are scouring the scene and evidence bags have allegedly been removed from the hinterland.

Police have also been seen carrying shovels in and out of the crime scene.

Detective Superintendent Dave Hutchinson will address the media at 12.30pm today and further details will be posted as it comes to hand.

Picture: Tom Forbes Twitter

Picture: Tom Forbes Twitter