Murder Mystery: Police offer $250K reward to solve 22-year-old cold case

Queensland Homicide detectives are hopeful a $250,000 reward will help them solve a 22-year-old murder cold case.

Dorothy Britton was found shot dead in her Airlie Beach home in 1996.

She was aged 48 at the time of her death and was a mother to three boys.


Detectives investigating the case believe those responsible for Dorothy Britton’s murder remain at large.

According to Detective Senior Sergeant Chris Knight, officers have identified a number of potential witnesses and are hopeful they will come forward with the information needed to solve the tragic murder.

“The investigation remains ongoing and will continue until all opportunities to advance this investigation have been exhausted,” Senior Sergeant Knight said.

“In recent days inquiries have been conducted in South Australia and North Queensland and investigators encourage anyone with any information to come forward. Now is the time.”

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A Government reward of $250,000 has been issued for information which leads to the apprehension and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder.

The reward further offers an opportunity for indemnity against prosecution for any accomplice, not being the person who actually committed the murder, who first gives such information.