9 March 2013

Half a million dollars if you crack the Grosvenor case

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ACT Policing is again reaching out to the Canberra community for information regarding the murder of Kathryn Gorsvenor 11 years ago today.

Detective Senior Constable Sarah Casey still holds the hope that the half-million dollar reward posted in September 2012 may provide a powerful incentive for potential witnesses to come forward.

“In March last year a witness came forward with information regarding two men loading concrete on Anthony Rolfe Drive into a black ute,” Detective Senior Constable Casey said.

“I would like to appeal to those two men or the people who know them, to seriously consider this reward and contact Crime Stoppers, this amount of money could be life changing.”

Kathryn Grosvenor was 23 years of age at the time of her murder in 2002; she was last seen at her Nicholls home on Sunday, March 3.

There were two unconfirmed sightings of Kathryn in the Gold Creek area the night she went missing, including a sighting at the George Harcourt Inn in Nicholls, where she was thought to have purchased cigarettes between 9.05pm and 9.15pm.

Kathryn was described as 178cm (5’10”) tall with a slim build and long brown/red hair. She was last seen wearing dark-coloured hipster pants and electric blue platform shoes.

Around 9am on Saturday March 9, 2002 a canoeist found her body in Lake Burley Griffin. It had been weighed down by a concrete bollard in Yarralumla Bay, 200m east of Attunga Point.

The $500 000 reward is in place for information leading to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Kathryn Grosvenor and an appropriate indemnity from prosecution will be considered for any accomplice who first gives information.

For more information on Kathryn Grosvenor’s murder go to police.act.gov.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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A year ago the ACT Police publicly stated they were also considering a serial killer: this will not go away with time if that is true.

It saddens me to think that we may never know who the killer(s) of Kathryn and others.What will it take for someone to come forward or will Kathryn end up like the Keren Rowland(1971) and Alan Redmond(1966) murders that most likely will never be solved.Would a multi million dollar reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction entice someone to come forward given that we appear to be no closer to solving these murders and giving the families some closure and justice.

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