This week marked the 20th anniversary of the murder of Toowoomba teenager Annette Mason. The case remains unsolved.
This week marked the 20th anniversary of the murder of Toowoomba teenager Annette Mason. The case remains unsolved. FILE

We know who killed Annette, says sister

THE family of a murdered Toowoomba girl believe they know who killed her and they say they have the evidence to prove it.

While they are unable to yet reveal the evidence that could crack open the mystery of the 1989 killing of Annette Mason, her relatives have moved a step closer to having a new inquest approved by the state's Attorney-General.

The family of Annette, who was 15 years old when she brutally killed 27 years ago, met with Yvette D'Ath for an hour on Wednesday.

Linda Mason said she believed she had the evidence needed to put her sister's killer on trial.

Ms Mason showed that evidence to Ms D'Ath on Wednesday.

The AG took it under consideration and offered the Mason family four more weeks to gather material.

"She (Ms D'Ath) was very happy to see the information we have collected and placed before her," Ms Mason told ARM Newsdesk.

"We have a month to expand on the new evidence," she said.

Ms Mason urged potential witnesses to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 as soon as possible.

"It's very important that anyone with new information come forward now," she said.

A 1991inquest found there was insufficient evidence to reveal who killed Annette.

No one has been charged over the popular young woman's murder on November 19, 1989, in Toowoomba.

Over the years detectives have looked at several suspects but have not been able to gather sufficient evidence to prosecute.

The secondary-school student was working part-time as florist when she moved into a share house after her mother moved from Toowoomba to the Gold Coast in late 1989.

On the night she died, it is believed a bouncer refused to let Annette into a popular Toowoomba bar.

The teenager then took a taxi to her Anzac Ave home.

Hours later, she was dead. Her body was beaten with extreme force, long after she had passed out, by an attacker who wielded a blunt object.

- ARM NEWSDESK



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