Police in Queensland, Australia are offering a reward of more than five million Norwegian kroner for information about the death of Megan Luce (25).
On July 18, 1997, she was found dead on the Sunshine Coast.
Police report in a press release.
Find out new details
CBS News He writes that although authorities did not initially consider the death suspicious, investigators have recently discovered new details related to the 25-year-old’s case.
The reason is a life insurance policy taken out just before her death.
The police think this might be very suspicious.
The police are offering a reward only to those who can provide information leading to an arrest and conviction in Rose’s case.
According to the police, the authorities give the possibility of compensation against criminal prosecution to any accused who is not the person who actually committed the murder.
Police report – disappeared
Chief Detective Taran Kentwell says that as detectives continue to investigate the murder, they want information from people in particular who knew the 25-year-old around the time of her death.
Think about that time, and remember that all information about it is relevant, no matter how irrelevant you think it may be, says Kentwell.
But just hours after the reward for Rose’s case was announced, a man in his 70s who was questioned in connection with the investigation disappeared Sunday, June 25, according to ABC News.
A car associated with the man is found abandoned.
was in a relationship
The 25-year-old, who was born and raised in Morwell, Victoria, was in a steady relationship with a man in mid-1995.
ABC News reported that after one year they moved to the Sunshine Coast where they had a son about a year later.
9 News reports that investigations revealed that her boyfriend at the time had taken out a life insurance policy in her name on May 21, 1996.
Lead researcher Taran Kentwell says Rose worked as a nurse and got on well with her colleagues.
– We know there are people who know Megan or who can help establish what happened to her the night she died, she says.
The level of alcohol in the blood
(9) News reports that at the time of Rose’s death, a white Suzuki Chino hatchback was found atop the cliffs.
A judge soon after ruled that the investigation was not warranted, based on a police report that said the death was not thought to be suspicious.
The man Rose was with is said to have told the police that they had been drinking the day before her disappearance, and that he had offered her a hot drink at about 19:15 before staying in a different room from her.
She claims she was killed
According to the man, he discovered soon after that she had left the apartment and the car was missing, according to 9 News.
The next day, the police found the woman. The cause of death was determined to be her multiple injuries, as well as her blood alcohol level of 0.148.
Rose’s late father and mother, as well as her sisters Kristen Richards and Fiona Ratcliffe, have always maintained that she was murdered.
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