Police failures blight 'troubling' missing teacher case

By Samantha Lock
Updated February 29 2024 - 5:00pm, first published 4:58pm
Sally Leydon (left) says her mother's behaviour before leaving Australia was out of character. (Bianca De Marchi/AAP PHOTOS)
Sally Leydon (left) says her mother's behaviour before leaving Australia was out of character. (Bianca De Marchi/AAP PHOTOS)

The disappearance of a teacher has been referred to homicide detectives after a series of police failures left the case lying dormant for decades while her family were told she was alive and well.

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