New light shed on the Shandee Blackburn murder case

DETECTIVES are seeking public assistance to help identify a person seen running to and from the area where Shandee Blackburn was located on the night of her death.

Investigators have received information that around midnight on the morning of the murder a person was seen to run from the trees on the footpath of Juliet St directly near the fence of the Mackay Girl Guide Hut.

The person was seen to run from near these trees, across Juliet St and through the vacant allotment that leads to Boddington St where the incident occurred.

A short time later the same person was seen to run back across Juliet St towards Struthers Furniture before disappearing.

The Officer in Charge of the Mackay District CIB Detective Senior Sergeant Rodd Carroll said it is important that this person be comes forward to police.

It is also imperative anyone who may have seen this person contact Mackay Police or Crime Stoppers immediately.

Investigators are also trying to identify the smoker of a series of Dunhill brand cigarettes which were located under a tree directly outside the Mackay Girl Guide Hut on Juliet St around the time of the murder.

Investigators are requesting this person contact Mackay Police or Crime Stoppers as soon as possible.

Ms Blackburn was killed after suffering multiple stab wounds on Boddington St on February 9.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.