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My cold case crime podcast for forgotten victim

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14.09.2019

Voice of Real Australia is a regular newsletter from Australian Community Media, which has journalists in every state and territory. Sign up here to get it by email, or here to forward it to a friend. Today's newsletter is written by Mandurah Mail journalist Carla Hildebrandt, whose podcast series, Annette: Cold Case Unlocked, was launched this week.

ON SITE: Me, where Annette Deverell's remains were found in 1982 in the bush outside of Mandurah, WA.

A year ago I had never heard of Annette Deverell.

The 19-year-old from seaside Mandurah, south of Perth in Western Australia, disappeared in 1980, and her remains were found in nearby bush two years later.

Her death had been a cold case for almost 40 years, with no inquest and no offer of a reward for information.

Even when I went looking for the facts of the case, it was difficult to find, with just a few blogs and a Crime Stoppers page online.

But after many visits to WA's State Library to trawl........

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