Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Minister for Police; Road Safety

    Reward offered for long-term missing person investigation

    1/12/2017 1:00 PM
    • ​$250,000 reward offered to help solve 19-year cold case mystery
    • Mother of two vanishes without a trace, suspected victim of foul play

    The State Government has today announced a reward of up to $250,000 for information on the disappearance and suspected murder of Lisa Jane Brown.


    Lisa Brown was 19 at the time she disappeared from Northbridge during the early hours of November 10, 1998.


    Lisa's boyfriend told police that at about 12.30am on November 10, she parted company with him, walking down Brisbane Street and turning into Palmerston Street.


    This was the last time she was seen alive and investigators believe the 19-year-old was murdered.


    Cold Case Serious Crime Squad detectives have launched a fresh investigation and approached the State Government to request a reward, following an extensive review of the case.


    The reward money is offered for information which leads to the apprehension and conviction of the person, or persons, responsible for Lisa's disappearance.


    Comments attributed to Police Minister Michelle Roberts:


    "Lisa Brown was a mother of two young children; she was also a daughter and a sister.


    "Her killer remains at large and her family deserve answers.


    "Detectives are confident more than one person in the community knows what happened to Lisa but for whatever reason have not spoken up.


    "It can't be easy having that weigh on your conscience and I urge those people to have some compassion for Ms Brown's family."


    Minister's office - 6552 6900