Jeanne Christine D’Arcy: Daughter Maree’s desperate plea for help to find her mother

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Jeanne Christine D’Arcy
Camera IconJeanne Christine D’Arcy Credit: The West Australian

The daughter of a 75-year-old woman who vanished from Cottesloe more than 48 hours ago has pleaded with the public to help find her mum.

Police launched a massive search of the coastline after Jeanne Christine D’Arcy was reported missing by her family.

The woman, who lives in Meadow Springs, was last seen crossing a road outside Cottesloe’s Ocean Beach Hotel on Marine Parade about 11pm on Wednesday.

“We are desperate to find Mum,” Ms D’Arcy’s daughter Maree said on Friday.

“This is very unusual for her. She loves Cottesloe, she loves this area.

“So if you see her or remember anything about my mum around this area, please come down here or see the police.”

Daughter Maree D'Arcy holds photographs of her mother.
Camera IconDaughter Maree D'Arcy holds photographs of her mother. Credit: Matt Jelonek/The West Australian

Acting Insp. Paul Robinson said some of Ms D’Arcy’s belongings had been found on the beach and police were very concerned for her welfare.

“The police have located some items along the shore at Cottesloe,” he said.

“We are not ruling out anything at this point in time but I would like to stress that at the moment, no criminality has been identified.

“We have welfare concerns for Jeanne and we’re exhausting all our resources in trying to locate her.

”We have Police Airwing, we have Water Police, the State Emergency Service, the Emergency Operations Unit, local police and mounted all assisting in the search.

“Plus we have some external government agencies as well, such as the local Rangers assisting us.”

Mounted police are combing the beach.
Camera IconMounted police are combing the beach. Credit: Matt Jelonek/The West Australian

Acting Insp. Robinson said Ms D’Arcy was seen buying a coffee at a cafe next door to the hotel where she was staying at about 9.30pm before going back up to her hotel room.

“At approximately 11.09 she’s then seen coming down,” he said.

“We’ve got CCTV footage showing Jeanne actually leaving the accommodation and crossing the street, and that’s the last that we’ve seen.”

Maree and Acting Insp. Paul Robinson.
Camera IconMaree and Acting Insp. Paul Robinson. Credit: Matt Jelonek/The West Australian

Fremantle Police shared two images of Ms D’Arcy on Thursday night, close to 24 hours after she disappeared.

Ms D’Arcy is described as 159cm tall, fair skinned and of medium build, with brown hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a floral long sleeve top and slip on shoes.

Police have urged anyone who has seen Ms D’Arcy to immediately call 131 444.

 Searching off the coast of Cottesloe.
Camera Icon Searching off the coast of Cottesloe. Credit: Matt Jelonek

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