Murders inquest re-opened
THE Queensland Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Jarrod Bleijie, has reopened the inquest into the 1974 deaths of Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans, whose bodies were later discovered at Murphy's Creek.
Mr Bleijie said police had continued investigating the case between the first inquest in 1985 and the subsequent CMC hearings in 2010.
"The testimony from these hearings, combined with the information police have gathered since 1985, have not been re-considered by a coroner," Mr Bleijie said.
"It is important this step is taken as the coroner can make findings about how, when and where someone died."
Mr Bleijie said criminal charges may not result.
"What I do hope is that reopening the inquest will help the families find some peace and closure," he said.
Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans went missing from Camp Hill, in Brisbane's south, in 1974. Their bodies were found in bushland at Murphy's Creek two years later.