Morbidology the Podcast – 140: Bung Siriboon

Podcast released on: 21st February 2022

It’s estimated that around 35,000 Australians go missing each year. That’s a startling one every 15 minutes. More than half of those that go missing are under 18-years-old. While the majority turn up after hours, days, weeks or even months, there’s a handful that never turn up again, that vanish without a trace. In summer…


It’s estimated that around 35,000 Australians go missing each year. That’s a startling one every 15 minutes. More than half of those that go missing are under 18-years-old. While the majority turn up after hours, days, weeks or even months, there’s a handful that never turn up again, that vanish without a trace. In summer of 2011, a teenage girl vanished in Boronia, Australia, on the way to school. The subsequent search for the teenage girl would become one of the state’s most baffling cases and led to many in the nation questioning whether a dormant child predator had come back for another victim after a twenty-year respite.

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Audio Sources:

“A new clue in search for missing schoolgirl ‘Bung’ Siriboon”

“Fresh Twist”

“Mr. Cruel Investigation Re-Opened”

Sources:

The Herald Sun, 5 June, 2011 – “Parents Plead to Find Girl”

MX, 9 June, 2011 – “Pleas for Missing Teen”

Herald Sun, 10 June, 2011 – “We’ve Kept the Faith”

Leader – Knox News, 14 June, 2011 – “Missing Teen Mystery”

Knox Weekly, 15 June, 2011 – “Teenager Still Missing”

Herald Sun, 16 June, 2011 – “Teen’s Secret Life”

The Advertiser, 17 June, 2011 – “Missing Teen”

Bendigo Advertiser, 17 June, 2011 – “Police Have Scoured the Streets”

Herald Sun, 17 June, 2011 – “Volunteers Join Hunt for Missing Teen”

Leader – Knox News, 21 June, 2011 – “Teen’s Facebook Twist”

MX, 24 June, 2011 – “Abduction Fears for Missing Girl”

Herald Sun, 25 June, 2011 – “Missing Teen Feared Dead”

Herald Sun, 26 June, 2011 – “Our Bung Still Alive”

Leader – Knox News, 28 June, 2011 – “Police Fear ‘Bung’ Abducted”

The Age, 30 June, 2011 – “Masked Man Sought”

Herald Sun, 30 June, 2011 – “Police Fear Link to ‘Bung’ Girl”

The Courier, 1 July, 2011 – “They were both Schoolgirls, of Asian Appearance”

Herald Sun, 1 July, 2011 – “Police Probe Disturbing Links in Web of Attempted Schoolgirl Abductions”

MX, 1 July, 2011 – “Teen Escapes Attacker”

The Age, 2 July, 2011 – “Possible Link Between Sex Attack and Bung”

Herald Sun, 2 July, 2011 – “Family Prays for Bung”

Leader – Maroondah Mail, 5 July, 2011 – “Kidnap Bids not Linked”

Knox Weekly, 6 June, 2011 – “New Link to ‘Bung’ Mystery”

Herald Sun, 7 July, 2011 – “Search for Missing Teenager Takes Huge Toll on her Family”

Bendigo Advertiser, 8 July, 2011 – “A Melbourne Girl Has Admitted she Lied”

Herald Sun, 8 July, 2011 – “Child Admits she Lied to Cops”

Herald Sun, 10 July, 2011 – “Attacks Check in Hunt for Girl”

Leader – Knox News, 19 July, 2011 – “Police School Patrols”

Leader – Knox News, 19 July, 2011 – “Safety Houses Seek Recruits After Disappearance”

Herald Sun, 5 August, 2011 – “Search for Missing Schoolgirl Has Run Out of Clues”

The Age, 6 August, 2011 – “Parents’ Hopes Remain High”

MX, 1 September, 2011 – “Hoax May Provide Real Leads”

Herald Sun, 1 October, 2011 – “Search for Bung Widens”

Herald Sun, 25 October, 2011 – “Taskforce Blitz on Bung Case”

The Coffs Coast Advocate, 26 October, 2011 – “Give us our Daughter Back”

Herald Sun, 2 December, 2011 – “Empty Bed, Empty Hearts”

Knox Weekly, 7 December, 2011 – “Six Months on, Still a Mystery”

MX, 9 March, 2012 – “Perhaps a Hint of Hope”

Geelong Advertiser, 10 March, 2012 – “Tip Leads to Bung Breakthrough”

Herald Sun, 10 April, 2012 – “Bung Case Baffling”

MX, 1 June, 2012 – “Send Her Home”

The Age, 28 June, 2012 – “Local Link to Missing Girl”

Herald Sun, 28 June, 2012 – “Suspect Lived Near School”

Herald Sun, 25 April, 2013 – “Bung Hunt Twist”

Herald Sun, 4 May, 2013 – “Knight a Mr. Cruel Suspect”

Leader – Knox News, 28 May, 2013 – “Police Set up Caravan”

Herald Sun, 2 June, 2013 – “Bung Checks”

The Age, 13 August, 2013 – “Search for Missing Girl”

The Gold Coast Bulletin, 13 August, 2013 – “Area Searched for Teen Clues”

Herald Sun, 14 August, 2013 – “Hunt Goes on for Bung”

The Advertiser, 20 August, 2013 – “Search Fails to Find Girl”

MX, 25 October, 2013 – “We Won’t Give Up on Bung”

The Age, 11 December, 2013 – “Missing Girl ‘Run Down’”

Herald Sun, 11 December, 2013 – “Suspect Held Twice”

Leader – Knox, 17 December, 2013 – “Bung Suspect Released”

The Age, 4 February, 2014 – “$1m Reward for Help Over Bung”

The Age, 3 June, 2014 – “New Clue on Missing Schoolgirl Bung”

The Courier Mail, 3 June, 2014 – “Driver May Have Spotted Girl on the Day She Vanished”

The Courier, 3 June, 2014 – “Melbourne Schoolgirl Bung Set”

Leader – Knox, 31 May, 2014 – “Family’s Shrine to Bung”

The Age, 3 June, 2016 – “Car Clue Over Missing Bung”

Herald Sun, 3 June, 2016 – “Car, Tattoo, Bung Clues”

Leader – Knox News, 6 June, 2017 – “Billboard for Missing Girl”

Herald Sun, 7 August, 2017 – “Art to Aid Search for Missing Teen”

Leader – Knox News, 15 May, 2018 – “Searching for Bung”

Sunday Herald Sun, 29 May, 2021 – “Bung Siriboon’s Stepfather Reveals Heartache”

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