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Reward for information in Bourke cold case

Janie Perrin was found murdered in her Bouirke home on 3rd Novmber 1990 and noone has yet been charged with the murder. Photo supplied

A $100,000 reward is on offer for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the gruesome murder of Bourke senior citizen Janie Perrin 30 years ago.

The 73-year-old woman’s bludgeoned body was found in her unit on November 3, 1990. She had been sexually assaulted and murdered sometime after 9 the evening before when she was seen walking into her home.

The killing of this frail old woman was a particularly heinous crime.

A worried neighbour contacted police concerning the welfare of Mrs Perrin when she had not seen her the day after her last sighting.

Officers who looked inside a window saw her lying dead inside her small flat.

Several personal items belonging to Mrs Perrin were also stolen at the time of her death. No-one has been charged with Janie Perrin’s murder so far, despite extensive inquiries by investigating police.

These inquiries have involved interviewing hundreds of people and inquiries continue to this day.

The case was subject to a ‘cold case’ review and the reward doubled in hope of securing enough evidence to lead to a conviction.

Anyone who is shielding the killer through some form of misguided loyalty is urged to now do the right thing and contact police with that information.

Mrs Perrin’s family is still living without closure and needs help to finally allow them to end what police described as an horrific chapter in their lives.

This will only happen when the person or persons responsible for the death of their mother is brought to justice.

Anybody who has any information about the murder of Janie Perrin is urged to contact Bourke Police or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

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