Media Releases

Crime Stoppers South Australia plays an active role in media, promoting unsolved crimes and encouraging people to provide information anonymously with the option of a reward.

Make sure to visit here regularly for our latest news and information.

To be kept up to date follow us today

Follow us on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to watch clips of our latest campaigns and feature crimes.

CASE PROFILE – Helen Courtney

Posted on 20/09/2021

When Helen Joyce Courtney suddenly disappeared in 1991 she was living at Ingle Farm with her husband.

The aged care nurse is believed to have gone missing around 20 September 1991 and was first reported missing by her mother on 24 September 1991. Her husband then reported her missing on 26 September.

He claimed to have last seen the 33-year old at 2pm on Friday 20 September 1991 when she dropped him off at a crash repair business on Bridge Road, Pooraka, and continued driving towards Adelaide to shop in the city.

Her Mitsubishi Colt was later impounded by the Adelaide City Council after being covered in parking tickets in Franklin Street, Adelaide at the bus terminal.

The vehicle first received a parking ticket at 1.48pm on 20 September 1991 – before the time her husband said she dropped him off at Pooraka.

The normally messy car was oddly meticulously clean – with the most likely scenario being that whoever killed Ms Courtney deliberately placed the car in that location after cleaning it, most likely after using it to transport her body to an unknown location.

She is suspected to have been murdered and her body has never been found.

While investigators have a suspect in the long-running case, no one has ever been charged because more evidence is needed.

In 2008, detectives excavated a large area of the backyard of her former home at Ingle Farm but did not find any gravesite or remains.

A reward of up to $200,000 is on offer to anyone who either provides information leading to the recovery of her remains or information leading to a conviction in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at

You don’t have to say who you are.


Aggravated Serious Criminal Trespass and Theft – Adelaide

14/05/24 | Article, Media Releases

At 3pm on Saturday, 9th December 2023 the victim was at an apartment on Waymouth Street, Adelaide when the doorbell…


Aggravated Serious Criminal Trespass and Theft – Golden Grove

08/05/24 | Media Releases, Video

At 4.45am on Friday, 29th December 2023, two suspects were caught on CCTV forcing access to the office of a…


Submit a tip

We provide reporting services that ensure the right information reaches the right people.

Reporting is confidential - we only need your information to solve the crime, not your name.

or call 1800 333 000

I would like to provide information about...