Sandra died near the end of last year. She is free, others feel lost without her.
Jock Mosquito also passed away. He'd had a stroke some years previously.
1 March 2017
Sandra Annetts gravely ill
Sandra, 71, spent most of last year undergoing multiple surgical procedures, chemo and radiation treatment without benefit. Her kidneys are also packing it up.
She's still of this world and worried about her grandchildren, but they are doing fine.
Sandra never recovered from the death James in 1986.
Let's hope she accepts the inevitable and lives her remaining time in relative comfort.
Les is distraught, but maintaining a brave face, as he did during those years of crisis after James disappeared in the Great Sandy Desert.
28 February 2016
18 June 2015
Giles Loder's son in trouble
Brock Munro Loder, son of Giles Munro Loder, went to trial in Kalgoorlie in 2013 charged with causing grievous bodily harm after it was alleged that he threw a beer bottle at another man, whose eye had to be removed as a consequence.
Brock was an infant at Flora Valley Station when James and Simon disappeared and died.
8 June 2015
John Brown remembers
Clan Contractors bulldozer operator John Brown took nearly three decades to remember an anomaly with the position of the Flora Valley Station Datsun ute found on a huge dune near the bodies of James Annetts and Simon Amos. It was positioned the wrong way round.
Brown had bulldozed the saddleback dune the previous year and knew that the 2WD Datsun with its faulty engine could not have been driven up its steep side. Even with a 4WD with a healthy engine revving out in low range often took three or four attempts.
So, how was the Datsun pointing south as if it had come up the steep side? The sand was too soft for it to have been turned around on the dune. Had someone towed it up there? That was what came into John Brown's head twenty-eight years later in 2015.
28 May 2015
Willem Kempen's convoy found his Nissan Patrol (above) burnt out. Willem says it was the result of a bush fire probably started by lightning.
And the seismic tracks where James and Simon's remains were found have been blown over by sand and are impassable by vehicle. Willem says a helicopter is needed to reach the site.
16 May 2015
Willem Kempen left yesterday in a convoy to visit the location in the Great Sandy Desert where the bodies of James Annetts and Simon Amos were found in April 1987. He is also retrieving his Nissan Patrol left in the desert last year.