Government offers $1 million reward to help solve 40-year mystery

  • State Cabinet approves $1 million reward in 40-year cold case mystery
  • Calls and online reports to Crime Stoppers can be made anonymously 
  • The Government of Western Australia will pay a reward of up to $1 million for information that leads to the apprehension and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance and suspected homicide of Lisa Marie Mott.

    State Cabinet has approved the reward following consultation with Police.

    It is hoped the reward might help generate new information and help Police solve the 40-year cold case mystery.

    Lisa was last seen in Forrest Street, Collie at 8:30pm on October 30, 1980.

    She had just left the basketball courts and was expecting to be collected by a family friend and taken home.

    Despite extensive enquiries and intense media coverage, the person or persons responsible for Lisa’s disappearance and suspected homicide have not been identified.

    The Government may be prepared to consider recommending a protection from prosecution, or pardon for any informant with information that leads to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance and suspected homicide provided that the informant was not directly responsible for the disappearance and suspected homicide.

    As stated by Police Minister Michelle Roberts:

    “The success of the Police in the Claremont case shows that with sufficient resources and determination, cold cases can be solved.

    “Arrests can still be made, even after many years, and convictions secured.

    “Neither the police, nor the Government gives up on any of these cases and we want to encourage the community not to give up either.

    “That is why the Government has increased this reward for information, regarding the disappearance and suspected homicide of Lisa Mott.

    “We hope that the announcement of a $1 million reward will encourage someone to come forward with information that can end four decades of heartache for her family.”

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