$250,000 reward for information in CB radio user cold case

The Minister for Police and Corrective Services has approved a reward of $250,000 for any information which leads to the conviction of those responsible for murder which occured 41 years ago. Police have also offered appropriate indemnity to anyone involved in the crime who can provide them with information.

The body of Maria Yvonne Laenen was discovered at at 7 Limerick Street, Acacia Ridge on the 29 July 1978. A post mortem examination indicated that her death was a result of vagal inhibition and injury to the larynx. Her Datsun 180B sedan was parked outside the premesis at the time.

Maria was last seen at the Sunnybank Hotel at 7.30pm the previous day.

Maria was a CB radio enthusiast, known to the community by her callsign “Twinkle Toes”. She was also reportedly a member of a local CB radio club.

Anyone with information which could assist Police should contact Queensland Police Service or Crimestoppers.


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