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In April 2018, a man acknowledged during the inquest as the primary suspect in Megan’s disappearance, Paul Vincent Phillips, died.
Since his death a number of people have come forward to assist police, and as a result of this assistance police now believe Paul Phillips did not act alone.
Megan, then aged 17-years-old, was last seen standing outside Woden Plaza about 12.30pm on Saturday, July 28, 1984. An extensive investigation by police spanning 33 years has failed to reveal her movements or location after this time.In 2009 an inquest into Megan’s disappearance determined it extremely likely she met with foul play and was murdered by a person, or persons unknown. The place, manner and cause of Megan’s death remain unknown.
ACT Policing’s detective senior constable Emma-Lea Beere said there are people who are aware of the circumstances surrounding Megan’s disappearance and police are appealing to these people to have the courage to come forward and speak to police.
“Paul Phillips spent the majority of his adult life incarcerated for a series of violent sexual offences against young women,” she said.
“The investigation into Megan’s disappearance did not die with Paul Phillips and we continue in our search for answers.
“We will accept any information, and will explore all lines of enquiry from that information.”
Detective Beere and senior constable Patrick O’Brien are calling for anyone with information to contact them directly via a dedicated mobile number 0457 844917.
“If you’d like to speak with us in person we will be set up at Woden Plaza about midday on Saturday, July 28” said constable O’Brien.Information can be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.