Joining hunt for killer
The town of Paraburdoo have joined the campaign to find the killer of Gerard Ross who went missing 23 years ago.
It follows the announcement by the WA State Government who this month increased the reward to $1 million for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the abduction and homicide of Gerard Ross.
Paraburdoo police have partnered with local businesses and the Shire of Ashburton to support the move. The Shire has provided space for posters to be placed in itspremises and on notice boards to allow for a greater exposure to the general public.
Paraburdoo police Acting Sergeant Barry Osborne called on anyone who may have information to come forward.
“I reiterate the Commissioner’s message, police strongly believe, someone, whether an associate, family member or friend must know something or has seen or heard something. Police need you to come forward with any information you may have, no matter how unimportant or significant you think it is,” he said.
“Please, as Superintendent Wilde’s message to the perpetrator stated, ‘Come forward, let’s resolve this. It’s been 23 years, it’s the death of an 11-year-old boy’.”
Gerard Ross disappeared on October 14, 1997 while holidaying with his family in Rockingham.
He left the accommodation with his brother and intended to visit a comic store at a local shopping centre.
His brother then skated ahead on rollerblades and agreed to meet Gerard at the store, however Gerard never arrived.
His body was found two weeks later on the edge of a limestone track in the Karnup Pine Plantation.
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