A $1 million reward has been offered to help solve the 30-year-old murder mystery of a woman killed in south-east Melbourne.
The body of 25-year-old Michele Brown was found behind a Frankston gun shop in 1992 and police are again appealing for information from the public to help find her killer.
Homicide detectives say Brown traveled from her home in Baxter to a friend’s home in Frankston on March 1, 1992. She never returned.
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After phoning home to ask her mother to pick her up from Frankston train station, she was spotted by a Food Plus store on Frankston-Dandenong Rd around 7pm.
A taxi driver saw a woman he believed to be Brown between 8pm and 9pm near payphones at Frankston train station.
A witness who lived nearby reported hearing two separate screams just after 9 p.m.
After Brown failed to arrive at the station as planned, she was eventually reported missing by her mother on March 13, 1992.
On March 14, her body was discovered in an old shed about 400m south of the train station.
A cause of death has not yet been determined, but police say the circumstances in which her body was found indicate she was murdered.
Brown’s mother Jeanette tearfully recalled her daughter as a top athlete with a big heart.
“She was a very quiet person, not someone who went to nightclubs — she was family-oriented,” she said.
“She was a very loving person with a good heart, very loyal … We would love for this to be sorted out so we can have peace in our family.”
Detective Inspector Dean Thomas said someone knew something that could help the victim’s family find answers.
“We have a lot of information — that little piece out there could be a piece of the puzzle that we need to complete,” Thomas said.
“Hopefully this reward announcement is the impetus for someone, even after all this time, to come forward with information and help the police move the case forward.”
https://7news.com.au/news/crime/1m-reward-on-offer-for-helping-to-solve-victorian-murder-case-c-7999934 $1 million reward for helping solve the Victorian murder case