Kellie-Anne Levitski inquest: 'Misadventure' most likely reason for disappearance

Kellie-Anne Levitski

Kellie-Anne Levitski

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The most likely reason Kellie-Anne Levitski disappeared from where she was living at Mt Darragh is due to misadventure, the advocate assisting the coroner has said. 

Alex Creagh made the comment during his submission in Bega Court House on Thursday, July 26. 

Ms Levitski vanished from her family's property on Mount Darragh Rd after going to bed on the night of Sunday, March 30 in 2014.

Mr Creagh said the most likely scenario was she decided to walk away from the caravan where she was staying and became disoriented, becoming lost in the bush or had an accident. 

He said she could be “strong willed” and said her father, at whose property she was staying, tried to place regulations on her behaviour designed to improve her health, and the lifestyle she was living there was different to what she was used to. 

Suicide and homicide remained possibilities, he said, but there was not enough evidence to confirm either. While police had received intelligence reports suggesting someone in the local area may have been involved in her disappearance, they had conducted a “thorough investigation” and concluded there was no evidence to support these claims. 

He said while three witnesses had claimed to see her, one in a store, one walking along Mt Darragh Rd and another in Canberra Hospital, it could not be confirmed if the woman in these sightings was Ms Levitski. 

“It can be concluded on the balance of probabilities that Kellie is deceased,” Mr Creagh said. 

Before the submission, Ms Levitski’s father John Levitski said he wanted to say a few words about his daughter as a person. She did have “a few shortcomings”, he said. 

“But that was a minor part of her life compared to the goodness and warmth she gave out to people,” he said.

“She was just a beautiful person.”

Deputy State Coroner Magistrate Teresa O’Sullivan will deliver her findings from the inquest on Friday.