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Still time to get the reward for the Winburn murder (and just do the right thing)

By johnboy - 11 January 2013 2

ACT Policing Homicide detectives are appealing to Canberrans for information about the unsolved murder of Susan Winburn which occurred between January 12-13, 2004.

If information provided leads to an arrest and successful prosecution of Susan’s killer, it could result in the payment of a $500 000 reward.

Susan was 45 years old when her sister found her murdered in her home at 81 Knoke Avenue, Gordon.

Her deceased and naked body was discovered in the bathtub after she failed to turn up to work that day. Susan had died as a result of strangulation.

She was last seen alive purchasing items from the Erindale Chemist in the Erindale Shopping Centre, Wanniassa about 7.10pm on Monday, January 12 2004.

Detective Leading Senior Constable Rick Gill believes there are people in the ACT community with information that will shed some fresh light on this case.

“We know there are people living in Canberra who have information about this murder and I strongly urge them to come forward,” Detective Leading Senior Constable Gill said.

“I would like them to think about Susan’s family and what the last nine years has been like for them; both Susan and her family deserve justice.”

Anyone with information on Susan’s murder is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information can be provided anonymously.

An appropriate indemnity from prosecution will be considered for any accomplice who first gives information.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Still time to get the reward for the Winburn murder (and just do the right thing)
bundah 11:46 am 13 Jan 13

scorpio63 said :

1. This woman’s innocent life was taken after being a victim of burglary on the same day. The Burglars were identified and some charged. Obviously the two are related and as part of the process by the AFP gaining evidence, why did the Magistrate refuse to release their photo identikits or photos to the public for the purposes of refreshing Susan’s neighbours memories around that January/February) period back in 1994?

2. Most thieves and home burglars re-commit, particularly within families. When I was robbed and identified the thieves, two were males in their 40’s and a female in her late thirties/early forties, within the tuggeranong region on dusk. Two vehicles used with one baling me up at the back of my vehicle. I followed this up for months with the AFP who were too busy and disinterested.

3. May be another family or friends robbing on dusk or was it three of these four who committed the murder of poor innocent Susan Winburn?

I will never know given the AFP did not want a description or sketch.

Perhaps if we were privy to more detailed information we would be in a better position to make a judgement as to who may have been responsible for her murder but until then it’s a total guessing game.

scorpio63 8:34 pm 11 Jan 13

1. This woman’s innocent life was taken after being a victim of burglary on the same day. The Burglars were identified and some charged. Obviously the two are related and as part of the process by the AFP gaining evidence, why did the Magistrate refuse to release their photo identikits or photos to the public for the purposes of refreshing Susan’s neighbours memories around that January/February) period back in 1994?

2. Most thieves and home burglars re-commit, particularly within families. When I was robbed and identified the thieves, two were males in their 40’s and a female in her late thirties/early forties, within the tuggeranong region on dusk. Two vehicles used with one baling me up at the back of my vehicle. I followed this up for months with the AFP who were too busy and disinterested.

3. May be another family or friends robbing on dusk or was it three of these four who committed the murder of poor innocent Susan Winburn?

I will never know given the AFP did not want a description or sketch.

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