Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Former Minister for Police; Road Safety

    $250,000 reward to help solve historic Mandurah homicide

    12/12/2019 9:05 AM
    • Government offers reward to help police solve 39-year cold case mystery
    • Calls and online reports to Crime Stoppers can be made anonymously 

    The State Government has announced a $250,000 reward for information on the murder of Annette Caroline Deverell.


    Ms Deverell was 19 years old when she disappeared from Mandurah on September 13, 1980.


    She was last seen alive on the corner of Mandurah Terrace and Pinjarra Road, near the Mandurah Post Office about 11:30pm that evening.


    Her remains were located 22 months later, in bushland just off Scarp Road, Pinjarra.


    At around 11pm on the night of her disappearance, Ms Deverell was seen talking to a young man.


    That man has never been identified, nor has the person or persons responsible for Ms Deverell's death.


    This week, State Cabinet approved a reward of $250,000 be offered for information which leads to the apprehension and conviction of the person, or persons, responsible for Annette's murder.


    The Government may 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 death, provided that the informant was not directly responsible for Ms Deverell's death.


    Anyone who has information about Annette's death, is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or http://www.crimestopperswa.com.au


    Comments attributed to Police Minister Michelle Roberts:


    "This was a terrible crime, one that still haunts the Mandurah community.


    "I only hope that the offering of this significant reward might lead to the information that Police need to solve the case.


    "I want to thank local MP David Templeman for raising the case with me.


    "When we both met Annette's mother this week, we heard firsthand of the pain and anguish that 39 years of uncertainty has had on the family.


    "Please, I urge anyone who knows what happened to Annette to come forward."


    Minister's office - 6552 6900