Grieving family begs for new police search in cold case mystery

A grieving Victorian family has begged police to search a water well for the remains of two teenagers who went missing decades ago.

It’s the 50th anniversary of Maureen Braddy and Allan Whyte’s disappearance from Bendigo.

Lynette Ireland Butterworth was eight years old when her big sister Maureen vanished without a trace in November 1968.

Maureen Braddy, left, and her boyfriend Allan Whyte disappeared in Bendigo in 1968. Source: 7 News

“She was a caring sort of person, she knew right from wrong,” Lynette said of her sister.

Maureen and her boyfriend Allan Whyte were last seen at a dance hall in Bendigo.

Witnesses say Allan walked his girlfriend home, where Lynette believes the teenagers were murdered and their bodies hidden in the family well.

Lynette Ireland Butterworth believes she knows what happened to her older sister Maureen. Source: 7 News

“I’d just like to see that well investigated by police, just to go and do it,” Lynette said.

The well was never searched, and Maureen’s father Stan later concreted over it.

Police have long claimed there’s not enough evidence to warrant digging it up.

The well was concreted over years after Maureen and Allan’s disappearance. Source: 7 News

After their disappearance, Stan Braddy, who was recently admitted to an aged care facility with dementia, told police he believed the pair had been abducted or had run away.

Police have offered a million-dollar reward to solve the mystery.

Detectives believe someone in the community has information that would lead to those responsible being brought to justice.

After their disappearance, Stan Braddy (pictured right) told police he believed the pair had been abducted or had run away. Source: 7 News

Lynette wants the reward money to be used to finally find her lost sister.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.