$100k offered to solve murder case

THE State Government has offered $100,000 to try and solve a 37-year-old murder mystery being investigated by Coffs Harbour police.

It is hoped the reward will provide important information in the murder case of Earle Heina Monkley.

At approximately midday on Saturday, April 7, 1973, Earle Monkley finished work at the Batlow RSL and left driving his 1973 purple Ford Falcon Utility.

Mr Monkley had confided to a friend that he intended on driving to Toukley on the Central Coast.

At 3.00pm that afternoon Mr Monkley’s vehicle was seen parked outside a shop in Yass – this is the last confirmed sighting of the deceased.

Investigators believe Mr Monkley’s body was disposed of in McArthur Street, North Parramatta on the evening of April 7, 1973.

Police also believe the offender then drove Mr Monkley’s vehicle to Leila Street, Lidcombe where it was abandoned the same evening.

On Sunday, April 8, 1973 Mr Monkley’s body was located by a passer-by on the footpath in McArthur Street, North Parramatta.

He had suffered a single gunshot wound to the head.

Detective Chief Inspector Dennis Bray said NSW Police Force Homicide Detectives are seeking any information that may shed some light on the final hours of Earle Monkley’s life.



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