THE mum of a missing teenager allegedly received a chilling call from a stranger telling her they had killed her daughter – and she was next.
Hayley Dodd, 17, vanished while hitchhiking from Dongara near Perth to Moora, Australia, on her way to visit a friend.
3Hayley vanished while hitchhiking in 1999Credit: ABC3She was on her way to visit a friendCredit: ABC3Wark was convicted twice of the teen’s murder but it was overturnedCredit: NineThe teenager’s disappearance became one of Australia’s most notorious mysteries as her body has still not been found.
Years after Hayley went missing her distraught mum Margaret, is said to have received a disturbing call from a man claiming to be her daughter’s killer and threatening her she would be next.
The distressing call was allegedly made last month, some 23 years after the murder, according to the West Australian.
The man behind the call has been charged with making a threat to unlawfully do an act and will face court in Perth later this month.
Hayley was last seen walking along a road near the town of Badgingarra in the Wheatbelt region.
Her disappearance sparked a frantic search with 130 people being identified as persons of interest.
Among them was Francis John Wark, who had lived on North West Road near where Hayley was last seen.
He has always denied having anything to do with her disappearance.
Wark had been in prison since 2007, for the rape of a hitchhiker in Queensland.
Years after Hayley’s disappearance, in 2013, investigators found Hayley’s earing in the vehicle Wark was driving when she vanished.
He was eventually convicted of the teen’s murder in 2017 but he was acquitted in 2020.
He was however found guilty of manslaughter and was sentenced to 18 years behind bars.
He will be eligible for parole after 16 years.
He is now appealing the manslaughter conviction.
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