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Crime Stoppers:

1800 333 000

Policelink:

131 444

Rewards

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Murder of
BETTY THOMSON SHANKS
$50,000 REWARD

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REWARD:
The Minister for Police has approved a reward of $50 000 be offered for information which leads to the apprehension and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Betty Thomson Shanks at the Grange on 20 September 1952.

INDEMNITY FROM PROSECUTION:
In addition, an appropriate indemnity from prosecution will be recommended for any accomplice, not being the person who actually committed the crime, who first gives such information.

The allocation of the $50 000 reward will be at the sole discretion of the Commissioner.

CIRCUMSTANCES:
At about 5.35am on 20 September 1952, Betty Shanks' body was found in the front yard of a residence at the corner of Carberry and Thomas Streets, Grange, Brisbane. She had been violently kicked and beaten.

She was last seen at 9.32pm on 19 September 1952, when she left the tram terminus at Days Road, Grange.

Any member of the public with information which could assist Police is asked to contact:

  • the Homicide Investigation Group, Brisbane, Phone (07) 3364 6122;
  • any Police Station; or
  • Crime Stoppers, Phone 1800 333 000.

Office of the Commissioner of Police,
BRISBANE

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Last updated 09/12/2005