International: Cold Cases

No recent case, lol, but still an intriguing mystery... On the morning of Saturday 10 December 1988, the body of Sydney-based American National, Scott Johnson, was found at the base of a cliff at Blue Fish Point, near Manly’s North Head. Scott was aged just 27. Johnson is believed to be a victim of an anti-gay hate crime.$1_million_reward_announced_on_28th_anniversary_of_penny_hill_murder $1 million reward announced on 28th anniversary of Penny Hill murder Penny Hill, then aged 20, was found unconscious with severe head and facial injuries on Cassilis Road, near Coolah, about 8am on Monday 8 July 1991. She was taken to John Hunter Hospital, where she died two weeks later, on Sunday 21 July 1991. In 1992, a coronial inquest held in Mudgee returned an opening finding on the cause and manner of death. Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad commenced further investigations into Penny’s murder under Strike Force Samdon, before a second coronial inquest was held in...
Mother and daughter killed in their home in suburban Melbourne, Australia in 1984. Both were strangled, young Seana (Shawn-uh, not See-Anna) had been sexually assaulted. Terribly sad case. It didn't get as much media coverage as some of Australia's more well known cases. Killer is still at large, although apparently the police have a new lead. 12 years ago some random criminal was named as the killer but turned out to be a massive DNA bungle. The temporal perspective really hits you. For those of us who grew up In Melbourne's outer east, it still feels like yesterday... but then you remember that when Margaret and Seana were killed, there was still a "Sun" paper in the morning and a "Herald" in the afternoon. There wouldn't be a...

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