THE electric blue boots believed to be linked to the murder of Kathryn Grosvenor were handed in over the weekend to police in Wagga Wagga.
Last week, ACT police put the call-out for the boots, similar to those worn by Kathryn Grosvenor, which were found at the St. Vincent de Paul store on Peter Street, Wagga Wagga.
ACT Policing are yet to identify the person or people who dropped off the boots at the St Vincent de Paul store.
Head of Criminal Investigations and original case officer for the Grosvenor murder, detective superintendent Brett McCann said while he remains cautious, the boots could steer the investigation – ongoing since 2002 – in a new direction.
“If these boots are found to be those of Kathryn Grosvenor, it will be a huge break in the case. They will be sent for forensics testing this week and we’ll hopefully know the outcome soon,” he said.
“We want to thank the women who immediately returned the boots once they heard we were looking for them. We continue to urge anyone with information — about the boots or the murder — to come forward.”
Ms Grosvenor’s body was discovered in Lake Burley Griffin on Saturday, March 9, 2002. She was 178cm tall, with a slim build and long brown/red hair and was last seen wearing dark coloured hipster pants and electric blue platform shoes.
Police are offering a reward of up to $250,000 for information leading to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Kathryn Grosvenor.
Police said in addition, an appropriate indemnity from prosecution will be considered for any accomplice, not being the person who actually committed the crime, who first gives the information.
The grant of any such indemnity is at the discretion of the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions.
Anyone with information is to contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.
Information can be provided anoymously.