Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Minister for Police; Road Safety

    $250,000 reward posted to help solve 30-year mystery of Julie Cutler

    19/06/2018 9:45 AM
     
    • 30-year anniversary since 22-year-old vanished without a trace
    • State Cabinet approves $250,000 reward for information 

    The State Government has today announced a $250,000 reward for information connected to the disappearance of Julie Leanne Cutler.

     

    It has been 30 years since Julie, who was 22 at the time, vanished without a trace.

     

    Julie attended a staff function at the Parmelia Hilton on the evening of June 19, 1988.

     

    She was last seen entering her Fiat sedan parked in the staff car park of the hotel about 12.30am on June 20, 1988.

     

    Her car was found in the ocean off Cottesloe Beach two days later.

     

    Despite extensive enquiries, Julie's body has never been found.

     

    Cold Case Homicide Squad detectives have launched a fresh investigation 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 Julie's disappearance.

     

    The Government may also be prepared to consider recommending a protection from prosecution, or pardon for any informant with information that leads to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance, provided that the informant was not directly responsible for the disappearance.

     

    Comments attributed to Police Minister Michelle Roberts:

     

    "The State Government is offering this reward in the hope it might prompt someone with valuable information to come forward.

     

    "If you know something, please remember Julie's family have waited in pain, anguish and uncertainty for 30 years.

     

    "I urge anyone who might have for whatever reason, previously hesitated about coming forward, to reconsider.

     

    "It's time this matter was resolved for the sake of the family and the sake of the community."

     

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