THREE men identified by police as "persons of interest" in the brutal cold case murder of Sydney nurses Wendy Evans, 18, and Lorraine Wilson, 20, will give evidence when an inquest opens in April.
They are the only surviving suspects of a police investigation that has spanned almost four decades since the womens' disappearance in 1974 and the gruesome discovery of their bodies dumped in bushland at Murphys Creek, near Toowoomba, two years later.
A pre-inquest conference in Brisbane yesterday identified persons of interest Desmond Roy Hilton, Allan Neil Laurie and Terrance James O'Neill would be called to give evidence when it opened before State Coroner Michael Barnes in Toowoomba on April 8 next year.
Counsel assisting the Coroner Craig Chowdhury also identified now deceased Allan John Laurie; Wayne Hilton; Donald Laurie; and Larry Charles as persons of interest in the case.
An inquest in 1985 ruled the women met with "foul play" after their bodies were found in bushland on June 26, 1976 with skull fractures and marks consistent with being bound with the cord of a venetian blind.
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