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$1 million reward for unsolved WA murders, missing person cases



Investigators are hoping dozens of decades-old unsolved murders and missing persons cases in Western Australia will be resolved after the government announced $1 million rewards.

There are now 64 open investigations with a $1 million incentive for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the cold case homicides.

For 39 of those cases, it's the first time a reward has been offered while 21 others had smaller amounts attached.

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The government hopes the reward will encourage people to come forward with crucial information to help solve the cases.

"These significant rewards give people who have vital information one million reasons to come forward," Police Minister Paul Papalia said.

"The financial incentive will hopefully ensure those responsible for these heinous crimes are brought to justice and assist grieving families in finding closure."

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Lisa Marine Mott and Sarah Anne McMahon are both long time missing persons.

Police Commissioner Col Blanch said police never give up on unsolved homicides but the $1 million rewards may help provide the missing pieces to the puzzle in these cases.

"For those families who have lost loved ones and are still waiting for justice, we hope this reward money is able to deliver the closure they deserve," he said.

"We know there are people in the community who are able to provide valuable information on these unsolved cases, which is why we need you to contact us – so here is a million reasons why."

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Laura Kate Muckersie was killed in 2001 and Paul Andrew McKinnon was killed in 1990.

Blanch said there are people in the community who know what happened in these crimes.

He added advances in forensic technology can also help solve the cases.

Here is the full list of unsolved homicides that now have a $1 million reward attached.

Victim Age Year Type of case
WILLIAMS, Barbara May 26 1958 Homicide
BRAENDGAARD, Jens 17 1963 Homicide
ZAPPELLI, Anne Cecille 22 1969 Homicide
TOMS, Norman Weston 58 1974 Homicide
GRAHAM, Gwenneth 46 1974 Homicide
KELLY, James Paul 52 1977 Homicide
WALTER, Pauline Juliet 22 1980 Homicide
GARLETT, Brian Michael 26 1982 Homicide
YAMALULU, Maybell 16 1983 Homicide
WESTERN, Barbara Anne 38 1986 Homicide
Unidentified Male Skeletal Remains in Newman 1988 Homicide
Unidentified Male Infant – Leederville 1989 Homicide
McKINNON, Paul Andrew 22 1990 Homicide
BUCK, Julie 23 1993 Homicide
Unidentified Male Infant – Victoria Park 1993 Homicide
ANDERSON, Michael 4 months 2001 Homicide
UGLE, Darylyn Meridith 25 2003 Homicide
OLEKSIUK, Zbigniew Boguslaw 52 2006 Homicide
Unidentified Male Infant – Malaga 2007 Homicide
RAYNEY, Corryn Veronica Anne 44 2007 Homicide
THORNE, Stacey Robyn 35 2007 Homicide
CHLEBNY, Jacek 55 2008 Homicide
DALLISTON, Robert George 69 2009 Homicide
WENSLEY, Amy Lee 24 2014 Homicide
FINN, Shirley June 33 1975 Homicide
TATE, Kerryn Mary 22 1979 Homicide
WILSON, Felicia aria 19 1979 Homicide
O'MARA, Adelma Margaret 50 1982 Homicide
PIANO, Alfonzo 40 2005 Homicide
TZELLAIDIS, John 41 1978 Homicide
Unidentified Adult Male – Chidlow 1978 Homicide
TURNER, Kerry Suzanne 18 1991 Homicide
PODPINKA, Andrew 43 1999 Homicide
MUCKERSIE, Laura Kate 20 2001 Homicide
WARNEKE, Joshua 21 2010 Homicide
KEHLET, Ray 47 2015 Homicide
FERMENDJIN, Valeria 70 2016 Homicide
DEVERELL, Annette Caroline 29 1980 Homicide
ROSS, Gerard James 11 2997 Homicide
BARKER, Helen Evonne 14 1970 Missing person
TAYLOR, James Patrick 12 1974 Missing person
JENNINGS, Mary 65 1976 Missing person
KESSEY, Lorraine 21 1977 Missing person
EDWARDS, Rona Louise 26 1978 Missing person
PARKER, Evan 37 1984 Missing person
FULTON, Sharon Elizabeth 39 1986 Missing person
RENWICK, Cheryl 33 1986 Missing person
MILGIN, Richard 24 1993 Missing person
DEMPSTER, Magdeleen Marguerite 27 1998 Missing person
ALBERT, Petronella 23 1999 Missing person
DELALANDE, Rebecca 23 2001 Missing person
DREWETT, Wayne Dennis George 57 2003 Missing person
MITCHELL, Ivetta 37 2010 Missing person
PARK, Charles Athostan 67 2012 Missing person
WATERS, Yvonne Kaye 17 1974 Missing person
CUTLER, Julie Leanne 22 1988 Missing person
BROWN, Lisa Jane 19 1998 Missing person
McMAHON, Sarah Anne 20 2000 Missing person
KEHLET, Jennie 49 2015 Missing person
EATON, Raelene May 16 1974 Missing person
LA FALCE, Nicola 37 1994 Missing person
MOTT, Lisa Marie 12 1980 Missing person
SPIERS, Sarah Ellen 18 1996 Missing person
GOVAN, Lisa Joanne 28 1999 Missing person

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