The Disappearance of Bung Siriboon refers to the mysterious disappearance of a 13-year-old schoolgirl named Siriyakorn “Bung” Siriboon, who vanished without a trace on June 2, 2011, on her way to school in the Melbourne suburb of Boronia, Australia.

Bung was last seen by her stepfather, Fred Pattison, as she left home to walk to Boronia Heights College. She was wearing her school uniform, a blue and white dress, and carrying a backpack. Her stepfather reported her missing later that day when she failed to return home from school.

Background of Bung Siriboon

Bung was born in Thailand in 1997, but her parents moved to Australia four years before she went missing. Even though Bung could speak English well, she wasn’t a native speaker.

Bung went to college at Boronia Heights. She was a great student who did very well in math. Her mother Vanidda, stepfather Fred Pattison, and sister Pang all lived with her in Boronia.

Details of Disappearance

Every day, Bung Siriboon walked to school. Her home in Boronia was just a 10-minute walk from the school. Most of the time, Bung would walk with his friends. But on June 2, she walked alone in the morning.

Bung didn’t usually miss school. She was a diligent and intelligent student. When her name didn’t show up on the school roll, her teachers and friends just thought she was sick.

When Bung got home from school late that day, her mother Vannida was a little worried. But when Bung’s friend Dyamai called the house to talk about something that was going to happen at school the next day, Bung’s mother and stepfather realised she hadn’t been at school that day and called the police.

Before calling Bung’s friends to make sure she wasn’t staying with them, her parents did a thorough search of their property. When Bung’s parents tried to call her on her cell phone, they found that she had left it at home.

poster Bung was last seen by neighbors three doors down from his home at 8:30 a.m. that day. She was in her school uniform and had her school backpack with her.

Were Earlier Attempted Abductions Linked?

Just four weeks before Bung went missing, another schoolgirl who looked like she was from Asia was walking to school alone in the east of Melbourne. The 11-year-old girl was walking down Bennett Street in Boronia when an older man in a white surgical mask approached her and tried to get her to get into his car.

When the man came up to the girl, she threatened to use her cell phone and ran away.

The similarities between the cases are scary to the police.

On June 21, there was another attempt to take a 16-year-old girl away, but not much was found out about this crime.

What Do the Police Think?

Police think that Bung Siriboon has been taken away and may have been killed. Even though it’s been 10 years since she went missing, there are still no suspects or major leads in the case.

Police talked to sex offenders who had been caught in the area.

A 24-year-old man said he ran over Bung by accident and dumped her body in a nearby reserve. After being questioned twice by police, he was let go without being charged because his story didn’t make sense.

On the fifth anniversary of her disappearance, police said that a witness saw a heavily tattooed man driving a white Kingswood Station Wagon with a young girl in the passenger seat. The girl was thought to be Bung Siriboon.

Two other people may have seen the same car, but they can’t be sure. In Rowville, one person said they saw an Asian girl sitting in the front passenger seat of a Holden Wagon from the 1970s. A white man in his 30s or 40s with thinning hair or light-colored hair was driving the car. The man’s arms were all covered in tattoos, and the left side of his neck had a big one.

Was Bung a Victim of Mr Cruel?

In April 1991, a Chinese-Australian girl named Karmein Chan, who was 13 years old at the time, was taken from her home in Templestowe. Karmein was taking care of her two younger sisters while her parents worked at their Chinese restaurant.

A man with a knife and a balaclava broke into the house. He forced Karmein’s two younger sisters into a closet and took Karmein.

Her body was found in Thomastown’s Edgars Creek. On the back of her head, there were three bullet holes.

In Melbourne, a person known as “Mr. Cruel” had attacked women in sexual ways more than once. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, three girls were hurt in Melbourne, and the crimes have never been solved.

All of the victims were found near electrical substations, and police think that Mr. Cruel may have ties to the electrical industry in Melbourne. Victorian Police have seven suspects in the Mr Cruel investigation, including a former Melbourne University Lecturer. None of the seven can be eliminated at this time.

The Aftermath of Bung’s Disappearance

Bung’s family have never given up hope that she will return. They believe she is still alive and that she will come home.

Bung’s mother Vannida moved back to Thailand but does return to Australia regularly to continue the search for her daughter. She couldn’t live in the house that she shared with her daughter – the memories were too much to bear.

Bung’s step-father Fred Pattison remains in the Melbourne home.

There is a $1 Million Dollar Reward for information leading to a conviction for Bung’s disappearance. The Department of Public Prosecutions stated it would consider giving indemnification from prosecution in this case.

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