Disappearance of Jean Marie Martin
On 8 April 1945 Jean Marie Martin, a dark, attractive, 23-year-old girl, a laboratory technician and part-time student, went for a walk in Wilton's Bush, Wadestown, Wellington. She was accompanied by a male student friend who later stated that they had parted on a path in the bush. When her disappearance was reported, the police organised a full-scale search that began in the Wilton's Bush area and gradually extended to Makara Beach and Ohariu Valley. Despite every effort, no trace of Jean Martin was ever found.