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$250,000 REWARD

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The Minister for Police and Corrective Services has approved a reward of $250,000 be offered for information which leads to the apprehension and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Colin David WOODHOUSE.

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 $250,000 reward will be at the sole discretion of the Commissioner of the Police Service.

At about 12.15am on Thursday 24 December 1992 Colin David WOODHOUSE left his place of employment at Myers, Pacific Fair, Broadbeach to travel to his home at 5 Fergus Court, Worongary. At about 12.30am Mr WOODHOUSE turned into Quambone Street, Worongary, approximately one kilometre from his residence, he was flagged down by a male person whose vehicle had apparently broken down. He parked his vehicle on the incorrect side of the roadway in an apparent effort to provide assistance to this person and alighted. Shortly thereafter he was shot three times and fatally wounded.

A short time earlier, a member of the public was flagged down at this location by a male person who was attending to a 1988/89 white Nissan Skyline Sedan. When asked if any assistance was required the offer was declined. The person was described as 40 - 50 years of age, 180 cm tall, medium build with a tanned or olive complexion. He is believed to have light or grey coloured short hair and a moustache. This person is depicted in the identikit drawing.

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 the Queensland Police Service