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Campaign launched to find killer of Susan Goodwin

Posted on 16/05/2017

Crime Stoppers South Australia has partnered with SA Police to encourage people in the Port Lincoln community to come forward with information about the unsolved 2002 disappearance and suspected murder of Susan Gae Goodwin.

Detective Superintendent Des Bray, the officer in charge of the SAPOL Major Crime Investigation Branch, today launched the campaign at Port Lincoln, which has included five patrol cars being turned into mobile billboards highlighting the case, along with the distribution of posters and coasters, to encourage information from the public.

“We believe this murder is eminently solvable,” Detective Superintendent Bray said.

The disappearance of Ms Goodwin on 19 July 2002 has been subject to a full case review as part of an ongoing cold case campaign, and has led to several new lines of inquiry in relation to the disappearance of the then 39-year-old.

“Our experienced investigators believe the answer to this case lies in the local community,” Detective Superintendent Bray said.

“We want to ensure everyone on the lower Eyre Peninsula is aware of this case, and the fact that even the smallest detail may provide the breakthrough we need. We believe that she was murdered and that her body has been disposed of within a 30km radius of this town. To that end we have taken the unusual step of branding this case onto marked police cars and producing a series of posters and coasters which we will be distributing to businesses and local residents alike.”

“We are asking that everyone consider where they were 15 years ago – did you know Susan? Did you see anything unusual? Do you have information that could bring this woman back to her family?”

A reward of up to $200,000 is available for information that leads to the recovery of Ms Goodwin’s remains or the conviction of those responsible for her disappearance and suspected murder.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Crime Stoppers hotline on 1800 333 000, where they can be connected with an investigator who can ask to meet with a ‘cold case’ investigator or report online at


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