No foul play in Funari case Tasmania News
Coroner Chris Webster found Ms Funari had “probably died at an unknown location in bushland or in the waters surrounding Bruny Island on or about March 3″.
Ms Funari sister, Nicole, flew to Tasmania from the US to join the s hermes uk earch.
Her parents, Phyllis and David Funari, thanked Tasmanians for trying to find their daughter, speaking of a sense of “immense emotional support” they felt as they waited for news at their home in New York State.
“Police conducted extensive inquiries on Bruny Island, including contacting all known places of accommodation on the island, and obtaining d hermes uk etails of visitors staying on the island at the time of Ms Funari disappearance,” Mr Webster found.
“Over the following week, an extensive land, sea and air search of the area was conducted by police, utilising State Emergency Service volunteer search teams, marine police and divers and the NSW Police Cadaver Dog Unit.
“A team of professional climbers were used to search the inaccessible cliffs in the surrounding area. They found nothing.”
Ms Funari moved to Australia from the United States in 2001 and was working in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet at the time of he hermes uk r disappearance.
She met Gordon Young, the last person known to have seen her alive, at a cafe in Hobart on March 2 and told him she planned to visit Bruny Island.
Mr Young told her he was travelling to the island the next day with his 13 year old daughter and o hermes uk ffered her a ride. She accepted and during the journey they discussed her intention to camp on the island. It was raining heavily and Mr Young offered her the use of his shack “for as long as she needed”.