By Kelly Smith
A $250,000 reward has been announced by the state government for information regarding the disappearance and suspected homicide of Lisa Jane Brown in 1998.
Lisa was 19 at the time of her disappearance; last seen in Northbridge in the early hours of the morning on the 10h of November 1998, as she parted with her boyfriend before walking down Brisbane street.
This was the last time Lisa was seen alive, and it is believed by the Cold Case Serious Crime Squad detectives that the 19 year old was murdered.
Lisa Brown was a mother of two young children, she was a daughter, and a sister.
Terry Brown, Lisa’s father made a statement regarded his daughters disappearance to the police, 19 years after she was last seen.
“Obviously people must know something about what has happened to Lisa. We’ve been waiting 19 years now for answers and would really like some sort of closure,” he stated.
The Cold Case detectives have launched a fresh investigation, following extensive review of the case and fresh leads on her disappearance.
Police Commissioner Chris Dawson says cases like Lisa’s are never closed and believes someone, somewhere, knows something about what happened to her on the 11th of November.
“The reward is an incentive for people who know about this case to come forward and tell police about it. We believe there are people that know what has gone on there.”
Chris Dawson confirmed that detectives have fresh information on the cold case, and appealed to the public for those who know something to come forward, and give some closure to the Brown family.
” We want to bring answers to the brown family, and to bring justice to Lisa.”
When asked, the Police Commissioner made no comment on the similarities between the Claremont serial killer case, and the suspected murder of Lisa Brown.
The reward money is offered for information which leads to the apprehension and conviction of the person, or persons, responsible for Lisa’s disappearance.
If you have any knowledge on the disappearance of Lisa Brown call crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.