An inquest is underway into the disappearance of Rose Howell.
An inquest is underway into the disappearance of Rose Howell.

Inquest underway into the disappearance of Coffs Coast teen

AN INQUEST is underway into the disappearance of Coffs Coast teenager Rose Howell, who was reported missing a few days short of her 19th birthday, nine years ago.

Evidence into her disappearance is being heard in the Bellingen Court today and tomorrow. 

A police investigation into the case found Rose left her mother's home at Bundagen on the morning of Friday, April 11, 2003.

She travelled to the Bellingen Library where she worked on invitations for a planned birthday party.

After leaving the library, an unknown person drove Rose from Bellingen and dropped her off at Marx Hill at around 5pm.

It is believed Rose was then picked up by another motorist and she was last seen about 6.45pm, hitchhiking north on the Pacific Highway near the Old Pacific Highway turn-off to Perry Hill and Repton.



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