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Dad breaks down at NSW murder trial over death of his daughter, 12

Quanne Diec vanished on July 27 in 1998 after leaving her Granville home to walk to the train station on her way to school. Courtesy: PR Image

A Sydney father has told a jury of seeing a white van driving slowly near his house on the morning his 12-year-old daughter disappeared on her way to school in 1998.

“It was going very slowly and the driver was staring at me; I think very strange,” Sam Diec said in the NSW Supreme Court on Tuesday.

He broke down during his evidence at the trial of Vinzent Tarantino, 52, who has pleaded not guilty to murdering Quanne Diec.

Quanne vanished on July 27 in 1998 after leaving her Granville home to walk to the train station.
Her body has never been found.

The Crown alleges Tarantino took her from the street in a white van, drove to his father’s nearby home, strangled her and disposed of her body in bushland south of Sydney.

Mr Diec said his daughter, who was in her first year at high school, had been driven to school in the first term.