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Unsolved case profile – Andrew Williamson murder

Posted on 08/11/2023

A large amount of cash and gold jewellery might have been the motive for the unsolved bashing murder of Andrew (Wilbur) Williamson.

The 43-year old lived alone in a dugout at Tupper Close, Coober Pedy, and sometime after 1.30am on Tuesday, 11 November 2003 he was murdered inside his home.

He had only recently moved to a new dugout and his new address was not common knowledge.

In the days leading up to his murder he was seen around the town with a large amount of money and due to ill-health at that time he may have been seen as an easy target.

While an unknown person’s DNA was found at the scene and there are several persons of interest in this case, more information is needed to make an arrest.

Mr Williamson was a known cannabis dealer and it is suspected this may have played a part in his murder.

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

Police believe that vital pieces of information from the community could result in a successful outcome – particularly from someone who might have bought the very distinctive jewellery who may not have known was stolen, or who may have known it was stolen but not during a murder.

Anyone with information is asked to anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at or freecall 1800 333 000.


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