Police hunt mother and child missing for 20 years

WA Police want the public’s help to find a woman and child who were last seen 20 years ago.

Veronica Lockyer and her daughter Adell Partridge were last seen in the Merredin/ Burracoppin area in 1998.

Police say Ms Lockyer, who was 33-years-old when she went missing, lived a transient lifestyle and it was not unusual for her to go missing for extended periods of time.

Ms Lockyer’s eldest daughter, Donna, reported her mother and sister as missing people in July last year.

She said they assumed that Ms Lockyer was living with other family members in the Pilbara region.

Ms Lockyer has been described as being an Indigenous Australian, about 162cm tall, of medium build and with brown hair and brown eyes.

She was physically impaired on the left side of her body and often wore her hair over the left side of her face.

Ms Lockyer would now be 54-years-old.

Adell, who was just seven months old at the time, would now be 20-years-old.

Anyone who can assist the investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit


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