Mystery woman could hold ‘significant’ info

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POLICE investigating the Josh Warneke murder mystery in Broome have confirmed that a mystery woman who called Crime Stoppers with information three weeks ago has made contact with them again.

Detectives appealed for the woman to get back in touch yesterday as the State Government announced that the reward for information that helps to finally solve the case had been increased to $250,000.

What the mystery woman had to say has not been revealed, but police yesterday said they believed she could make a “significant” contribution to the inquiry.

She was one of many people who contacted either Crime Stoppers or the Broome Police Station yesterday with information after the announcement of the reward was made.

Mr Warneke, 21, was found dead on a Broome roadside in the early hours of January 26, 2010.

It is understood he had suffered a serious injury to the back of his head which is believed to have been caused by a blow from a heavy object.

The case is now being re-investigated by officers from the cold case homicide squad after a man who was convicted of the crime was released earlier this year following an appeal.



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