Police and family have renewed their appeal for anyone who holds information about the murder of Kathryn Grosvenor ten years after her body was found in Lake Burley Griffin.
Today (March 9, 2012) marks 10 years since the body of Kathryn Grosvenor was found in Yarralumla Bay, 200m east of Attunga Point in Lake Burley Griffin. Her body was discovered by a canoeist at 9am on Saturday, March 9 2002.
Kathryn Grosvenor was 23 years of age at the time of her murder and was last seen at her Nicholls home on Sunday, March 3 2002.
That Sunday night Kathryn’s mother spoke to her on the phone around 7.50pm. That was the last time police can positively identify that Kathryn was alive.
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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.
Her body had been weighed down by a concrete bollard which police discovered had originated from Anthony Rolfe Drive in Gungahlin.
Despite a lengthy police investigation, no one has been charged with Kathryn’s murder.
Detective Senior Constable Sarah Casey from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations homicide team and case officer for the murder said that the investigation into Kathryn’s death is ongoing.
“Police have continued to obtain relevant information and interviewed possible witnesses and persons of interest, but unfortunately this has not led to an arrest,” Detective Senior Constable Casey said.
“We know there is someone out there who knows something about what happened and we urge that person or anyone else who may have information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
“Any piece of information could provide the link we need to solve this crime, and bring closure to the family,” Detective Senior Constable Casey said.
Kathryn was last seen wearing dark-coloured hipster pants and electric blue platform shoes and was thought to be carrying a green vinyl backpack. She was 178cm tall with a slim build and long brown/red hair.
A $250,000 reward is still in place for information leading to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Kathryn Grosvenor and an appropriate indemnity from prosecution will be considered for any accomplice who first gives information.
Information to Crime Stoppers can be provided anonymously.