Victims' families call meeting
FAMILIES of three Aboriginal children murdered in Bowraville 20 years ago have invited police, politicians, lawyers, media and other interested people to a meeting in Bowraville on Saturday, seeking answers as to how the murders, which appear linked, remain unsolved.
Colleen Walker, 16, Evelyn Greenup, 4, and Clinton Speedy-Duroux, 16, were murdered during a five-month killing spree in the small Mid North Coast town during late 1990 and early 1991.
The children were all Aboriginal and lived in the same street. Evelyn and Clinton’s remains were found along the same dirt road.
They had both suffered what appeared to be significant head injuries. Colleen’s remains have never been found but the clothing she was wearing when she disappeared were found weighed down with rocks in a river at the end of the same road.
Leonie Duroux, a spokeswoman for the Clinton Speedy-Duroux Association said as far as they were aware, no other murders involving three children in a small town had occurred in this State or country in recent history.
“To say these murders are not linked is to ignore the obvious,” Ms Duroux said.
“Despite two murder trials, three inquests, two submissions by NSW Police, the overturning of the double jeopardy legislation and a submission by law firm Allens Arthur Robinson to the Attorney-General, justice has not been found for our murdered children. We are seeking answers to how the three murders have remained unsolved.”
The families have invited the Officer-in-Charge of the investigation and a representative from Allens Arthur Robinson Law Firm to meet them in Bowraville on Saturday to explain the ramifications of the recent decision of the Attorney-General and answer question.
The families have also sent invitations to NSW Premier Kristina Keneally; NSW Attorney-General John Hatzistergos; NSW Director of Public Prosecutors Nicholas Cowdery; NSW Commissioner of Police, Andrew Scipione and other prominent people.
Inquiries Leonie Duroux, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0400 777 839.