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Blue boots a bust

By johnboy - 25 July 2011 6

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An initial examination of several pairs of blue platform boots recently seized by police investigating the 2002 murder of Canberra woman Kathryn Grosvenor has indicated the footwear is unlikely to be linked to the case.

Two pairs of the distinctive boots were handed to Wagga Wagga police after an appeal was made to the public last week. As a result of the publicity surrounding the appeal, a third pair of the boots were also handed in to police. All will be submitted to ongoing forensic testing.

Kathryn Grosvenor, then 23, was last seen at her Nicholls home on Sunday March 3, 2002. Kathryn’s body was discovered in Lake Burley Griffin seven days later. She was 178cm (5’10”) tall, with a slim build and long brown/red hair. She was last seen wearing dark-coloured hipster-style pants and electric blue platform boots.

Detective Superintendent Brett McCann extended his thanks to the Canberra and Wagga Wagga communities for their assistance in bringing the boots to police for forensic study, and vowed that the investigation into Ms Grosvenor’s murder would continue on.

“This case may be more than nine years old but the determination of police to hunt down the person or persons responsible for this crime is undiminished,” Detective Superintendent McCann said.

“As always, we would welcome any evidence or new information which could assist the investigation and remind people that a reward of $250,000 will be paid for information leading to an apprehension.”

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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6 Responses to
Blue boots a bust
Lookout Smithers 2:15 am 29 Jul 11

Shows that they are willing to look at anything at least.

Classified 9:59 am 26 Jul 11

Maybe the cops are performing testing on the boots so they can definitively rule them out. Surely a reasonable strategy for methodically working a case?

Tooks 9:03 am 26 Jul 11

dvaey, when in doubt, apply common sense. Give you your answer, it will.

dvaey 3:41 am 26 Jul 11

Interesting that the police have ruled that these boots have nothing to do with the case, but theres no mention of whats happening to the boots, other than theyve been seized but are now no longer relevant (even though theyre still being tested). Will these items be returned to their owners, or have they been seized to never be returned? One would hope these items would all be returned to their rightful owners, otherwise the next time such an appeal is launched, some people might be less willing to allow the police to examine items they own, ‘just incase’.

canberracath 11:52 pm 25 Jul 11

Do the police realise that boot manufacturers tend to make (and sell) more than one pair at once?

Watson 5:42 pm 25 Jul 11

I’m confused…

“An initial examination of several pairs of blue platform boots recently seized by police investigating the 2002 murder of Canberra woman Kathryn Grosvenor has indicated the footwear is unlikely to be linked to the case.”

But then:

“All will be submitted to ongoing forensic testing.”

So they have not completely ruled out that there may be a link then?

If it’s a dead end, that would be a real disappointment.

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