No reward increase for murder info: Police Minister
QUEENSLAND Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller has refused to increase the reward for information surrounding the murder of Toowoomba teen Annette Jane Mason.
The Chronicle approached Ms Miller to see if she was willing to increase the reward in a bid to flush out the killer, or killers, and give closure to Annette's family.
The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Annette's killer, or killers, currently stands at $250,000.
There is also an indemnity from prosecution in place for any accomplice, not being the person who actually committed the crime, who first gives such information.
A spokesman for Ms Miller said the government was not considering amending or committing additional reward money for any cases at this time.
"It is not a simple process as it involves a strict set of criteria and involves a committee of people," he said.
"It is not to rule it out completely, but at this point in time, there is nothing on the horizon in the near future."
Retired Toowoomba detective Brian Tighe, who spent 13 years investigating Miss Mason's murder, said there were people still living in the community who know what happened.
He said the onus was now on them to give Annette's family closure.
"It is never too late for the people who know what happened to Annette to clear their conscience," he said.
"A simple phone call to Crime Stoppers is all it takes."
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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.