The Missing Persons Squad have stepped up their investigation in the suspicious disappearance of Kobie Parfitt after receiving information that indicates the 43-year-old Ballarat woman was murdered seven months ago.

It comes after detectives and Kobie’s mother Kathy appealed for help a week ago.

Ms Parfitt – the mother of four children – was last seen at a property in Hickman Street, White Flat on April 28.

The road passes behind the Federation University SMB campus and along White Flat Oval.

Missing Person Kobie Parfitt

Detectives from the Missing Persons Squad have stepped up their investigation in the suspicious disappearance of Kobie Parfitt after receiving information that indicates she was murdered in April. 📞 Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 🔗 https://bit.ly/36ldgIZ

Posted by Victoria Police on Sunday, November 29, 2020

Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper from the Missing Persons Squad told 3AW that her housemates are among the persons of interest.

“Clearly that’s a strong line of enquiry,” he told the radio station.

“There’s differing degrees of co-operation at the moment – and we’ll keep pursing that as the investigation continues”

Det Insp Stamper said police were aware there were more people out there with information about what happened to Kobie and who was responsible for her death.

“We have received a significant amount of information since Sunday (November 22) and as a result, our investigation has gained significant momentum,” he said.

“While we feel we are close to getting to the bottom of what happened to Kobie, we are once again urging anyone who knows anything to come forward to police.”

“This includes anyone who may have been involved, as it’s only a matter of time before we find them.”

Anyone with information regarding Kobie’s death is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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