/Man charged over cold case Spear Creek murders

Man charged over cold case Spear Creek murders

Updated

April 12, 2019 15:53:45

A man has been arrested and charged over a cold case triple murder at Spear Creek, near Mount Isa in north-west Queensland.

Karen Edwards, Tim Thomson and Gordon Twaddle were found shot dead in bushland, 10 kilometres north of Mount Isa, in October, 1978.

The three had last been seen on the morning of October 5 following their arrival in Mt Isa as part of a motorcycle journey from Alice Springs to Melbourne.

A post-mortem examination showed they died from a gunshot wound to the head, fired from a .22 calibre rifle.

The Homicide Cold Case Investigation Team charged the 63-year-old Goulburn man with three counts of murder on Friday.

Police renewed their investigation last month, with a $250,000 reward still on offer for any information which leads to a conviction.

Further, an indemnity from prosecution remains in place for any accomplice who first gives information to police.

More to come.

Topics:

murder-and-manslaughter,

crime,

law-crime-and-justice,

mount-isa-4825,

brisbane-4000,

qld,

australia

First posted

April 12, 2019 15:39:51