Witnesses of decades old NSW toddler murder located by Interpol

Witnesses of the decades old murder of New South Wales toddler, Cheryl Grimmer, have been uncovered after Detectives launched an international appeal.

Three-year-old Cheryl was kidnapped and murdered during a family outing at Fairy Meadow Beach at Wollongong in January 1970.

Late last month, Strike Force Wessel – comprising detectives from Wollongong Local Area Command and the State Crime Command’s Unsolved Homicide Team – travelled to Melbourne and charged a 63-year-old man with her abduction and murder.


Then on Thursday, NSW Police issued a plea for information about a family that provided officers with important statements at the time of Cheryl’s abduction.

The couple and their two children left Australia late in 1970 and eventually returned to Britain.

Through inquiries with Interpol and assistance from media outlets in Nottinghamshire, England, strike force investigators have been provided with details for the family and will be making further inquiries.