25 Jan 2022

Case #031 - Heidi Charles

From Crimes NZ, 5:00 am on 25 January 2022

On New Years' Eve 1976, 36-year-old Heidi Charles was dropped off in central Rotorua to do some shopping.

She arranged to meet her husband, Robert, and two sons an hour later at Fenton Park. But she never turned up

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Author Scott Bainbridge and his book Without A Trace which details the disappearance of Heidi Charles Photo: Supplied

It was one of the busiest days of the year in the holiday hotspot, but no one has come forward with information about what might have happened to Charles.

There were two possible sightings of her, one in a clothing store shortly before she was due to meet her family and another on the outskirts of town.

Police went to extreme lengths to try to figure out what happened to her, including throwing a sheep carcass into a hot pool.


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