CASE PROFILE – Heather Turner
Posted on 15/01/2021
Schoolgirl Heather Turner spent Friday, 16 January 1998 with her friend Kali Edmonds at Semaphore Beach.
The teenager planned to walk home to Largs Bay, meet a friend, and then return to Kali’s house.
She somehow ended up at a home in Ashton Rd, Davoren Park, with a group of between four and eight people aged in their 20s.
Police believe Heather left the home (which has since been demolished) with the intention of travelling home. She never arrived.
A fortnight later, on 31 January 1998, Heather’s body was discovered partly submerged in a creek at Port Gawler.
Investigators believe that the group of people Heather saw that evening hold the key to solving her murder.
The teenager was murdered at an unknown location, and her body moved to Port Gawler area several days before it was discovered.
While she was fully dressed in what she was last seen wearing on Friday 16th January 1998, her distinctive shoulder bag – a Tweety Bird bag – has never been recovered.
A reward of up to $1,000,000 remains on offer to anyone who provides information leading to a conviction in this case.
If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at crimestopperssa.com.au
You can remain anonymous.