of attractive 21-year-old nurse, Jacki-Lee Walsh, sparked a flurry of headlines
first of two rostered days off from her Kiama nursing-home job, Ms Walsh
drove her fiance to work and then planned to go shopping with a girlfriend.
But she never kept this appointment. Instead, her red 1970 Torana was found
six days later in the car park of a hotel, the boot stained with a large
quantity of blood.
proved the blood was Ms Walsh's, a medical officer concluded that she had
bled to death, possibly from a slashed throat.
that Ms Walsh led a secret life, using and dealing in amphetamines. After
dropping off her fiance she drove to a house and purchased 15g of "speed",
worth between $400 and $500. People at the house insisted she bought the
amphetamines, took a hit and then left.
It is not known
how Ms Walsh's car got to the hotel car park and despite an extensive search
her body has never been found.
In 1999, a
decade later, police officers re-opened investigations into Ms Walsh's
disappearance, pending a coronial inquiry.
information should call
(02) 4295 2699
or Crime Stoppers
1800 333 000.