Beryl Nungala COLLINS




Missing since: 
Sunday, March 13, 2022
Last seen: 
Alice Springs
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Year of birth: 




Beryl Nungala COLLINS was visiting family members at a residence in Holtermann Court, Larapinta, NT on the evening of Sunday 13 March 2022. At approximately 8:50pm a domestic disturbance occurred between two of the family members.  Beryl, not wanting to become involved, decided to leave the premises at some time shortly after 9:00pm.  At the time of leaving the premises she was alone, wearing a dark skirt, dark coloured top (sleeve length unknown) and believed to be carrying a black shoulder bag/backpack. At the time of her disappearance, Beryl was believed to be suffering from dementia and she had a number of underlying serious health conditions.

Anyone with information which may assist in locating the whereabouts of Beryl is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


Have you seen Beryl?

Northern Territory Police are seeking public assistance to locate a 62-year-old woman, who is believed to be missing in Alice Springs.

Beryl Collins, 62 was last seen be family outside a residence on Rubuntja Court, in Larapinta , five weeks ago.

Family members this afternoon reported Mrs Collins as missing, today.

It is believed Mrs Collins is still in the Alice Springs area, and police are seeking public assistance in locating her.

Mrs Collins is described as being of Indigenous in appearance, of a slim build with straight partially dark hair and brown eyes. Police do not have a description of what Mrs Collins was last seen wearing.

Police urge anyone who has information as to the whereabouts of Mrs Collins to contact them on 131 444 and reference PROMIS number 9970100



April 7 2022

Search efforts for missing woman Beryl Collins, continue today with police officers on motorbikes searching a stretch of road west of Alice Springs.

A land search with officers on motorbikes, was deployed to search an 11km stretch of roadside outbound from Larapinta Drive this morning, after further investigations revealed Mrs Collins was last seen walking in the area on the morning of 14 March.

Senior Sergeant Michael Potts who is leading the search, said investigations revealed Beryl was last seen walking near the Albrecht and Larapinta Drive intersection early that morning.

“What we’ve been told is that Beryl was last seen outside a residence in the Holtermann Court on the night of 13 March, and then seen again the following morning at the intersection of Albrecht and Larapinta Drive."

“At the time, Beryl was wearing a grey coloured skirt a dark coloured top and wearing a black backpack, we believed to be filled with groceries.”

Police and family hold concerns for Mrs Collins welfare, as she has underlying medical conditions.

“The possibilities are endless in that Beryl could be have been picked up by family or friends and is currently staying somewhere and unaware that she’s missing, or that she is lost,” said Snr Sgt Potts

Concerns for 62-year-old woman Beryl Collins, reported missing in Alice Springs

ABC Alice Springs
By Saskia Mabin


Police say they are concerned for the welfare of a 62-year-old Aboriginal woman who hasn't been seen by family in Central Australia for more than three weeks.  

When Beryl Collins was reported missing on April 4, police believed she had not been seen by family for five weeks. 

After further investigations, police determined Ms Collins was last seen walking near the Albrecht and Larapinta Drive intersection between 6.30 and 7am on March 14. 

Police said she had been at a house on Holtermann Court the night before where there had been a verbal argument involving members of her family. 

Senior Sergeant Michael Potts said the argument had made Ms Collins upset.

Ms Collins was last seen wearing a grey-coloured skirt, a dark-coloured top and carrying a black backpack, which police believe was filled with groceries. 

Senior Sergeant Potts said police were "gravely concerned" for Ms Collins' welfare because she has numerous underlying health conditions, some of which require medication. 

He said Ms Collins may also have dementia. 

"She may get confused (and) wander off into bushland," Senior Sergeant Potts said. 

Search continuing

On Thursday morning, two police officers on motorbikes searched an 11-kilometre stretch of road from Alice Springs to the Simpsons Gap turn-off on Larapinta Drive. 

Senior Sergeant Potts said the land search would be extended to the southern side of Larapinta Drive and into bushland over the next couple of days. 

He said police would consider an air search as the investigation progressed. 

Senior Sergeant Potts said police were considering numerous possibilities including that Ms Collins could have wandered into bushland or been picked up and taken to a remote community.

He said police had investigated reported sightings of Ms Collins in Alice Springs and determined that those sightings were actually of her sister. 

"That's not to say that Beryl isn't still here in Alice Springs... that's one scenario we are looking at at the moment." 

Police have urged members of the public to assist them with their search.