Police unveil fresh info on Sunshine Coast homicide

In the wake of new information provided to police, detectives investigating the murder of Leslie Larkin at Noosa Heads in 1984 have relaunched their appeal for community assistance, Queensland Police say.

The body of Leslie Patricia Larkin (31 at the time) was located at 12.30am on Friday, November 9, 1984 in her Kareela Court unit located in Kareela Avenue Noosa Heads.

Ms Larkin was located by a nearby resident. She had been seriously assaulted inside her unit and died the following day at the Royal Brisbane Hospital as a result of her injuries.

Following the 34 year anniversary of Ms Larkin’s death and as a result of fresh information being provided, Homicide and Sunshine Coast detectives are ready to relaunch their appeal today.

“The information provided to us is that Ms Larkin had experienced some distressing incidents in the weeks prior to her death. We believe Ms Larkin confided in the people closest to her about these incidents.

“We are here today to make an appeal to those close to Ms Larkin as well as anyone else who may have information to come forward,” Detective Inspector Dave Drinnen of Sunshine Coast District said.

Police believe this information may be crucial to help solving this murder and to bring answers to Leslie Larkin’s family.

A State Government reward of $250,000 remains on offer for information which leads to the apprehension and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder.

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