Media Release: Who killed Kathryn Grosvenor? Reward rises to $500 000
Release Date: Friday, September 07 2012, 02:18 PM
This is an ACT Policing media release
The reward for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of Kathryn Grosvenor's killer has increased to $500 000.
Kathryn Grosvenor was 23 years of age at the time of her murder in 2002; she was last seen at her Nicholls home on Sunday, March 3 2002.
There were two unconfirmed sightings of Kathryn in the Gold Creek area the night she went missing, including a sighting at the George Harcourt Inn in Nicholls, where she was thought to have purchased cigarettes between 9.05pm and 9.15pm.
Kathryn was described as 178cm (5'10") tall with a slim build and long brown/red hair. She was last seen wearing dark-coloured hipster pants and electric blue platform shoes.
Around 9am on Saturday March 9, 2002 a canoeist found her body in Lake Burley Griffin. It had been weighed down by a concrete bollard in Yarralumla Bay, 200m east of Attunga Point.
Detective Senior Constable Sarah Casey is the case officer for Kathryn's murder and she hopes the half-million dollar reward may provide a powerful incentive for potential witnesses to come forward.
"We know that there are people out there who can help us solve this horrific crime," Detective Senior Constable Casey said.
"The reward is now a very large sum of money; hopefully sufficient to tempt those people who we know have information about Kathryn's murder to come forward and assist us.
"I will be personally taking Crime Stoppers calls on 1800 333 000 regarding this matter over the coming weekend.
"After our appeal in March this year a witness came forward with information regarding two men loading concrete on Anthony Rolfe Drive into a black ute. We are still asking for those two men, or anyone who may know who they are, to contact Crime Stoppers."
The $500 000 reward is in place for information leading to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Kathryn Grosvenor and an appropriate indemnity from prosecution will be considered for any accomplice who first gives information.
For more information on Kathryn Grosvenor's murder go to police.act.gov.au.
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