Turn in the case of three murdered children while the police offer a reward of $ 1 million for information 30 years after the mysterious murders
- Three children disappeared from the town of Bowraville, NSW and two corpses were found
- The murders took place between the end of 1990 and the beginning of 1991 in the city of NSW
- The police offered a reward of $ 250,000, but it was upgraded to $ 1 million on Wednesday
- NSW Police believes that the three children have been killed and the dead are linked
Colleen Walker-Craig’s body was never recovered, but her clothing was found in 1990 on the bottom of the Nambucca River
A $ 1 million reward is offered for information about the mysterious murders of three children from a small town thirty years ago.
NSW Police announced the reward on Wednesday after two 16-year-olds and one four-year-old disappeared in Bowraville, on the north coast of the state in 1990 and 1991.
Despite the fact that one of the bodies was never found, the police believed that the three children had been murdered and the dead were linked.
Colleen Walker-Craig was only 16 when she was last seen at a party in Bowraville on September 13, 1990.
She was reported missing the next day and her clothes were later found with stones in the Nambucca River.
Colleen’s body was never found, but the NSW Coroner said she died and was probably killed.
Evelyn Greenup, Colleen’s four-year-old cousin, went missing after her grandmother put her to bed on October 4, 1990.
The following April, her remains were found in bushland and a post mortem discovered that she was probably hit in the skull with a sharp object.
Clinton Speedy-Duroux was 16 when he also disappeared after leaving a party on January 31, 1991.
He was later found dead in the same bushland that Evelyn was found in February 1991.
The three dead were linked by the murder squad under Strike Force Ancud and a man was charged with two of the murders, but was acquitted.
The investigation is now undergoing a formal assessment by the Unsolved Homicide Unit and the reward has been upgraded from $ 250,000 to $ 1 million.
NSW police commissioner Mick Fuller said the prize would help the families who were still mourning.
“The increased pay is part of our commitment to provide justice – primarily to the victims and their families – but also to the entire Bowraville community,” Commissioner Fuller said.
The body of four-year-old Evelyn Greenup was found in bushland in April 1991
“I fear their strength and resilience, but I am aware that past sins have demanded such determination.”
He said he hoped the hefty prize would lead the police to arrest and convict someone.
“These murders never left the hearts and minds of the Bowraville community and caught the attention of people around the world, but to make progress we need people who come forward,” said Commissioner Fuller.
“I believe that this reward gives us the opportunity to appeal to those who know what happened to Evelyn, Clinton and Colleen, but may have been reluctant to talk to detectives in the past.
“This is one of our most challenging investigations – but we are not going back from a challenge – we will stand next to the children’s families and the Bowraville community in the pursuit of justice.”
The suspected murders caught the attention of the public after they became the subject of a real crime podcast “Bowraville.”
The suspected murders caught the attention of the public after they became the subject of a real crime podcast “Bowraville”