The blue platform boots of murder. A break in the Kathryn Grosvenor killing.

johnboy 15 July 2011 71

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ACT Policing is urging the woman who bought a pair of electric blue boots from a St Vincent de Paul store in Wagga Wagga to contact police immediately.

On Monday July 11, two women went to the Peter Street St Vincent de Paul store and purchased the platform boots. The shoes are thought to be connected with the murder of Canberra woman Kathryn Grosvenor.

Kathryn Grosvenor, then 23, was last seen at her Nicholls home on Sunday, March 3, 2002. A woman matching her description was seen purchasing a packet of cigarettes at The George Harcourt Inn, Nicholls, just after 9 pm that night.

Kathryn’s body was discovered in Lake Burley Griffin on Saturday, March 9, 2002. She was 178cm tall, with a slim build and long brown/red hair. She was last seen wearing dark coloured hipster pants and electric blue platform shoes.

Police are urging the women to immediately contact their local police station or through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information can be provided anonymously.

A Reward of up to $250,000 will be paid at the discretion of the ACT Minister for Police for information leading to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Kathryn Anne Grosvenor.

In addition, an appropriate indemnity from prosecution will be considered for any accomplice, not being the person who actually committed the crime, who first gives the information. The grant of any such indemnity is at the discretion of the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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71 Responses to The blue platform boots of murder. A break in the Kathryn Grosvenor killing.
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EandIprefix EandIprefix 12:51 pm 16 Jul 11

This case was the cause of change of employment: I now work with specialist crime-fighters (not working on this case).

Tooks Tooks 12:48 pm 16 Jul 11

merlin bodega said :

Is it just me or did it not occur to the police to get the shoes before they were sold oat the Vinnie’s store?

I sincerely hope the perpetrator is caught and punished for this crime.

Going on the evidence though if there was any hope of catching the murderer(s) then ACT policing would not be the “go to” people to make that happen.

Well given it’s a Canberra murder, who else would you have investigate it?

Watson Watson 12:43 pm 16 Jul 11

merlin bodega said :

Is it just me or did it not occur to the police to get the shoes before they were sold oat the Vinnie’s store?

I sincerely hope the perpetrator is caught and punished for this crime.

Going on the evidence though if there was any hope of catching the murderer(s) then ACT policing would not be the “go to” people to make that happen.

Of course you would’ve been able to locate a specific pair of boots at a Wagga Vinnies in your sleep. Amateurs!

merlin bodega merlin bodega 10:37 am 16 Jul 11

Is it just me or did it not occur to the police to get the shoes before they were sold oat the Vinnie’s store?

I sincerely hope the perpetrator is caught and punished for this crime.

Going on the evidence though if there was any hope of catching the murderer(s) then ACT policing would not be the “go to” people to make that happen.

WonderfulWorld WonderfulWorld 9:37 pm 15 Jul 11

Awesome boots, I’d kill for a pair.

Or

I’d die if I had to wear those shoes.

Seriously good pick up by the police.

dontmissit dontmissit 7:59 pm 15 Jul 11

Hmm, I bought boots like that recently at a Vinnies but not wagga, put in a call to crimestoppers just in case.

Lookout Smithers Lookout Smithers 4:35 pm 15 Jul 11

The Frots said :

Lookout Smithers said :

The Frots said :

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

A reminder from CT 2004. http://tinyurl.com/6ayykap

Thank you.

Do these ‘suspects’ still live in the Ngunnawal area?

All speculative.
Were they suspects or ‘persons of interest’? What is the difference exactly?

They were both – for want of a better description, take suspect as being identified as a closer fit to the crime than a ‘person of interest’, who may, after questioning, be cleared of the crime.

The Frots The Frots 4:26 pm 15 Jul 11

Watson said :

Lookout Smithers said :

The Frots said :

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

A reminder from CT 2004. http://tinyurl.com/6ayykap

Thank you.

Do these ‘suspects’ still live in the Ngunnawal area?

Were they suspects or ‘persons of interest’? What is the difference exactly?

I thought I knew what it meant (ie. that it could include witnesses too), but Wikipedia proved me wrong: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Person_of_interest

Better response!

The Frots The Frots 4:00 pm 15 Jul 11

Lookout Smithers said :

The Frots said :

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

A reminder from CT 2004. http://tinyurl.com/6ayykap

Thank you.

Do these ‘suspects’ still live in the Ngunnawal area?

Were they suspects or ‘persons of interest’? What is the difference exactly?

They were both – for want of a better description, take suspect as being identified as a closer fit to the crime than a ‘person of interest’, who may, after questioning, be cleared of the crime.

Watson Watson 3:55 pm 15 Jul 11

Lookout Smithers said :

The Frots said :

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

A reminder from CT 2004. http://tinyurl.com/6ayykap

Thank you.

Do these ‘suspects’ still live in the Ngunnawal area?

Were they suspects or ‘persons of interest’? What is the difference exactly?

I thought I knew what it meant (ie. that it could include witnesses too), but Wikipedia proved me wrong: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Person_of_interest

Lookout Smithers Lookout Smithers 3:28 pm 15 Jul 11

The Frots said :

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

A reminder from CT 2004. http://tinyurl.com/6ayykap

Thank you.

Do these ‘suspects’ still live in the Ngunnawal area?

Were they suspects or ‘persons of interest’? What is the difference exactly?

The Frots The Frots 2:48 pm 15 Jul 11

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

A reminder from CT 2004. http://tinyurl.com/6ayykap

Thank you.

Do these ‘suspects’ still live in the Ngunnawal area?

Rawhide Kid Part3 Rawhide Kid Part3 2:36 pm 15 Jul 11

A reminder from CT 2004. http://tinyurl.com/6ayykap

jessieduck jessieduck 2:07 pm 15 Jul 11

The good thing about real life is that criminals are not as smart as they think they are!

shadow boxer shadow boxer 2:04 pm 15 Jul 11

They could have said hipster pants and shoes.

Seriousy though a terrible business and good luck to them finding the perpetrators,

jessieduck jessieduck 2:01 pm 15 Jul 11

Watson said :

Wow, that really is something out of a crime fiction!

How on earth did they learn about these boots being sold at Vinnies in Wagga??? And why did they only discover their presence there after they were sold?

I think all her clothes have been missing all this time so maybe something else has turned up there too?

Watson Watson 1:55 pm 15 Jul 11

Wow, that really is something out of a crime fiction!

How on earth did they learn about these boots being sold at Vinnies in Wagga??? And why did they only discover their presence there after they were sold?

jessieduck jessieduck 1:44 pm 15 Jul 11

Kathryn was originally from Wagga (went to school at Mt Erin) so it’s not all that odd that there is suddenly this link to back there. I wonder what it all means.

I hope it means the cops have a massive lead and the killer is close to being caught.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 1:33 pm 15 Jul 11

I really hope they eventually get the bastard that did this.

The Frots The Frots 12:48 pm 15 Jul 11

Holy crap – this isn’t weird much!

Great news if they have a lead…………………..better news if they catch them.

At the end of it, I am really keen to find out how these boots come into play after such a long period. This is beyond even the smartest of ‘mediums’ I’d say.

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