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.”