Media Release: Half-million dollar reward posted as police seek Susan Winburn’s killer

Release Date: Friday, September 07 2012, 01:50 PM

This is an ACT Policing media release

The reward for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of Susan Winburn’s killer has been increased to $500 000.

Susan Winburn was 45 years old when she was found murdered in her home at 81 Knoke Avenue, Gordon on January 13, 2004.

Her sister discovered her deceased and naked in the bathtub after Susan failed to turn up to work that day. She had died as a result of strangulation.

Susan was last seen alive purchasing items from the Erindale Chemist in the Erindale Shopping Centre, Wanniassa about 7.10pm on Monday, January 12 2004.

Detective Sergeant Matt Innes believes even the smallest piece of information could make a difference in solving this crime.

“Susan spoke to her sister on her home telephone about 8.40pm on Monday, January 12. It was the final contact she had with a loved one until she was brutally murdered,” Detective Sergeant Innes said.

“Our hope is the extra reward money will bring people forward, perhaps provide that incentive to shed some fresh light on this case, because we know there are people out there who can help us solve Susan’s murder.”

Anyone with information on Susan’s murder is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information can be provided anonymously.

If members of the public call Crime Stoppers this weekend they will be able to speak directly to the case officer involved.

An appropriate indemnity from prosecution will be considered for any accomplice who first gives information.

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