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Mona’s sister Fiona Smith with solicitor Ariane Dozer, solicitor from the National Justice Project. Photo TWH

After hearing five days of evidence last week on the1987 deaths of two teenagers on the Mitchell Highway south of Enngonia, many questions still linger.

Chief amongst these is why the coronial inquest was never resumed after the criminal charges were dispensed with, and why the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) dropped one of the critical charges against the alleged driver of the vehicle.

Many questions also remain about the police investigation including the identity of the driver at the time of the accident, why the vehicle was not immediately seized for forensic examination following the accident and a failure to interview key witnesses.

16-year-old Mona Lisa Smith, and 15-year-old Jacinta ‘Cindy’ Rose Smith died beside the wreck of a white Toyota Hilux utility that rolled over on the Mitchell Highway 34 kms south of Enngonia on December 6, 1987. […]

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