AustraliaPolice could be close to cracking 1972 cold case

15:21  06 december  2018
15:21  06 december  2018 Source:   9news.com.au

Beach dig begins as police admit cold case bungle

Beach dig begins as police admit cold case bungle Police have launched a forensic dig at Perth's most iconic beach, as they revealed a serious bungle in a murder cold case. Julie Cutler disappeared from the Parmelia Hilton Hotel in Perth after attending a staff party in June 1988. The 22-year-old's car was found at Cottesloe beach three days later. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Julie Cutler disappeared in 1988. Today police revealed they had destroyed a purse, diary and other personal belongings, which were found by a member of the public at the beach.

Years it took to crack this case : 27. Police had enough evidence to charge him with murder, but he died in 2008 . Years it took to solve this case : 36. Helen Sullivan's husband found her body stabbed to death in their home in 1972 in Los Angeles, and police came immediately to grab fingerprints and

Cold Case is an American police procedural television series which ran on CBS from September 28, 2003 to May 2, 2010. The series revolved around a fictionalized Philadelphia Police Department

The family of a schoolgirl murdered in Mackay in 1972 say the arrest of Chris Dawson gives them hope there will be one day be a breakthrough in Queensland’s longest running cold case.

Marilyn Wallman was abducted and murdered while riding her bike to the school bus stop in Eimeo with her brothers, Rex and David.

Her bike was found abandoned and skull fragments were located 40km away.

Police could be close to cracking 1972 cold case © 9NEWS Marilyn Wallman cold case

Just three months ago, the reward for information into her murder was doubled to $500,000 – the largest reward offer in Queensland history.

Lynette Dawson's family 'ecstatic' after cold case arrest

Lynette Dawson's family 'ecstatic' after cold case arrest The brother of missing Sydney mother-of-two, Lynette Dawson, said he was "ecstatic" on hearing the news that Chris Dawson was arrested this morning. Chris Dawson was taken into Queensland over the death of wife Lynette and is expected to be extradited to NSW over the coming days. Greg Simms said he was on the veranda of his Lake Macquarie home when NSW police informed them of today's explosive development. Mr Simms said he grabbed his wife and they both cried. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Chris and Lynette Dawson on their wedding day.

DNA evidence from a discarded restaurant napkin was used to identify a suspect in the slaying of a 12-year-old girl in 1986, police in Tacoma, Washington, said Friday.

The truth is that cases go " cold " for years, even decades, before new evidence and testimony allow authorities to try and convict a culprit, no matter how abominable the crimes may be . Here, we've partnered with TNT's " Cold Justice" to tell the unbelievable stories of criminals who got away with

Rex Wallman told 9News he wanted answers for his parents.

“Mum and Dad definitely need some answers before they get too old,” he said.

“We’re fairly close, we just need those last bits to fill in the holes.”

Police could be close to cracking 1972 cold case © 9NEWS Marilyn Wallman cold case

Witnesses saw an aqua Holden Commodore drive in and out of Wallman's Road during the time of her disappearance.

“We do have some information come through at least every week,” Detective Senior Constable Cindy Searle said.

“There have been people speak to us that haven’t previously.

“But we aren’t in a position where we are charging anyone at this time.”

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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