The beauty queen, 17 years old, drowned in a river after being brutally raped and strangled 46 years ago by a group of men, & # 39; was towed in a car & # 39; – but the police are still no closer to finding her killers.
- Investigation into the Albury murder of Bronwynne Richardson from Albury reopened
- Beauty queen kidnapped and raped before her body was dumped in a lagoon
- State Homicide Squad detectives will announce a $ 1 million reward on Friday
A $ 1 million reward is offered for information about the kidnapping, rape and murder of teenage beauty queen Bronwynne Richardson nearly 46 years ago while the hunt for her killers continues.
The 17-year-old was waiting for a lift home while she was outside Coles in Albury, on the border of New South Wales and Victoria, when she was abducted on the night of 12 to 12 October 1973.
She was driven to a reserve on a road about 6 km from Albury, where she was raped, attacked and strangled.
The dumped body of Bronwynne was found two days later in a lagoon by the Murray River.
NSW Police State Homicide Squad detectives have reopened their investigation into the 1973 cold case under Strike Force Kulaman II.
The police have announced a $ 1 million reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for the Bronwynne Richardson murder. The case has not yet been resolved
She had been waiting for a lift outside of Coles (photo) in Albury when she was abducted
Despite the many police statements of eyewitnesses, two investigations, charges against three men but no convictions, the case remains unresolved.
As the police search, a $ 1 million reward from the NSW government has been announced for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for the Bronwynne murder.
Her sisters are expected to attend the renewed police call to the public on Friday morning, nine years after a $ 200,000 reward was offered in 2010.
Bronwynne, 17, was crowned Miss Corowa Show Beauty Queen months prior to her death
In 1975 a royal investigation discovered that Brownynne died of strangulation and drowning.
In 1990 a new investigation was started on the basis of new information and three men were charged with the crime, but none of them were convicted.
In 2008 the newly formed Southern Region Unsolved Homicide Team started an investigation into the case under Strike Force Kulaman and a number of new lines of investigation were established.
Bronwynne was abducted from Smollet Street (photo) in Albury on the night of October 12, 1973. Her body was dumped into a lagoon two days later
NSW Police State Murder Detectives have reopened their investigation into the murder of teenage beauty queen Brownwynne Richardson from 1973 (photo)
Another royal investigation in 2011 resulted in more new information that offers the police the strongest line of investigation to date.
In 2014, Bronwynne & # 39; s cousin Colin Newey, 61, was extradited from South Australia to NSW, where he was accused of her alleged abduction, rape and murder.
But the charge was rejected in 2015 by the prosecutor's office.
Months before her death, Bronwynne was crowned Miss Corowa Show Beauty Queen in the nearby town.
Her mother, Noelle Richardson later revealed that Bronwynne had fallen victim to an anonymous death threat – a muffled voice on the phone telling her: "Bronnie, you're dying."
An investigation into the crown in 1975 showed that Brownynne (photo) died of strangulation and drowning
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