An award-winning podcast is set to investigate the disappearance of a Dovercourt woman who was last seen 45 years ago.

The sixth season of “The Missing” has returned to true-crime fans and will feature the story of Jill Brown, who was then aged 19, who left for work on  January 3, 1978 but never arrived. 

Host Pandora Sykes tells the stories of long-term missing people, who were unable to be traced until now, with original interviews with family members and friends. 

Listeners are guided through each person’s story and the events leading up to their disappearance but are also asked to become a part of the search. 

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Each case receives a brand-new investigation from experts at Locate International, a charity dedicated to helping families of unsolved missing person cases and invites listeners to share tips and ideas. 

Since the beginning of the series, the charity has received dozens of new leads and more than 200 supporters of The Missing have become volunteers at the charity. 

The podcast has been shortlisted for “Best True Crime” at the British Podcast Awards and won Outstanding Episodic Series at the True Crime Awards 2023. 

New episodes are released on a weekly basis and Jill Brown’s story is the second one in the latest season. 

Her sisters Janet and Elizabeth, as well as family members, have never doubted her return and have been trying to contact Jill directly through a video message with the help of Essex Police. 

In the video, the sisters are asking Jill to get in touch with them. 

“We miss you so much. 

“We just want to know that you’re safe and well and happy, but we would really like you to be part of our lives again. And we’d really like to make some wonderful memories again with you. 

“We’d be really grateful if anyone had any information about Jill, however insignificant they think it might be as to where she is now or what happened at that time, if they could get in touch with Essex Police or missing persons.” 

The Missing can be streamed online and everyone with information regarding the disappearance of Jill Brown at or phone 101.