Pressure on AG to launch inquest into teen’s murder
PRESSURE is mounting on Attorney-General Yvette D'ath to act and order a coronial inquest into the brutal 1989 murder of Toowoomba teen Annette Jane Mason.
Ms D'ath has ruled out using her powers to order an inquest claiming there was insufficient evidence to do so.
But former Toowoomba detective Brian Tighe refuted Ms D'ath's claim this week saying he had no doubt the evidence collected over the years would lead to an outcome.
There is currently a petition calling on Attorney-General Yvette D'ath to act and order a coronial inquest into the murder of Annette Jane Mason.
Mr Tighe spent 13 years investigating Miss Mason's murder and believes it should be up to a coroner to determine the evidence's validity.
The Chronicle has launched an online petition calling on Ms D'ath to act in the name of justice, but most importantly, to give closure to Annette's grieving family.
Shadow Attorney-General Ian Walker said on Tuesday he would put pressure on the Palaszczuk Government to act.
He said the case should not be left on a shelf to collect dust.
"I would be pleased to meet Annette's parents at the earliest opportunity to discuss the case with a view to persuading both the Attorney-General and the Police Minister as to further action that could be taken in this matter," he said.
"The LNP has always stood for ensuring that people who commit crimes pay the appropriate penalty and that the community's safety is the priority.
"I would hate to think that any stone has been left unturned in this case."
Miss Mason's badly beaten and partly naked body was found on November 19, 1989 concealed under a doona in the sunroom of a house she shared with two other women at 131 Anzac Ave.
It is believed Miss Mason, 15, was murdered sometime between 5am and 7am. Her body was discovered around 2.10pm.
An autopsy conducted at the time revealed Miss Mason died from extensive head injuries. - APN NEWSDESK.
Anyone with any information surrounding Annette Jane Mason's murder in Toowoomba on November 19, 1989 is urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.