Butterworth breakthrough

Lucille Butterworth

TASMANIA Police today announced a breakthrough in the 42-year-old mystery of the disappearance of Lucille Butterworth. Lucille was heading to a Miss Tasmania Quest meeting in New Norfolk on the night she disappeared in 1969.

Police today said new information had been received and the missing person case was now considered to be a murder. ABC News has reported that the police have a suspect, a man now aged in his 60s who has served jail time for an attack on a woman.

Read more from the ABC and the Herald Sun. The transcript of an ABC TV report from 2003 can be read here.

UPDATE: Comprehensive article and short video at the Mercury newspaper website here.

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