DETECTIVES investigating the abduction and possible murder of a three-year-old Wollongong girl, 47 years ago, are seeking the public’s help to follow up new information.
Investigators from the Wollongong Local Area Command are trying to locate former staff and residents of the Mount Penang Training School, on the state’s Central Coast, stretching back to the early 1970s as they re-investigate the kidnapping of Cheryl Grimmer.
Cheryl was abducted outside the change-rooms of Fairy Meadow Beach on 12 January 1970, and has never been seen since.
Officers from Strike Force Wessel are re-examining the case and focussing on information that someone associated with the Mount Penang boys’ home in that era might have valuable details about the case.
“We have had a large response from the public since our renewed appeal for information last December,” Wollongong Crime Manager, Brad Ainsworth said.
“The investigation is definitely progressing and it’s appropriate that we follow up various leads to determine whether they’re relevant to the case,” Detective Inspector Ainsworth said.
“One of those lines of inquiry means someone associated with the boys’ home back then might be able to help us.”
Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact Wollongong Detectives on (02) 4226 7899 or through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.