Tonight marks the 22nd anniversary of the home invasion of Irma and Gregor Palasics. The brutal attack on the two Canberra pensioners left Irma dead and Gregor severely injured in hospital. We are still yet to find out who the murders we’re but we know police will never give up in their investigation to solve the case.
This year, we wanted to do something a little different. We still want to ensure that Irma and Gregor’s memory lives on and that the community still searches for answers, however increasingly ACT police are not being given the vital funding needed to be able to work on every possible lead. Not just for the search for Irma’s killers, but also to bring to justice the murders of the other ACT cold cases including Allen Redston, Frank Campbell, Kathryn Grosvenor, Karen Rowland and Susan Winburn.
The best way for us to help solve these murders is for as many of us as possible to write, email or call and ask for the ACT Government to provide increased funding for ACT Police. Our police force is severely underfunded and needs more to be able to not just work on murder investigations, but also to deliver the basics of the vital community service we all depend on.
If you can spare 5 minutes of your time and contact Mr Gentleman’s office and let him know that you want him to provide more funding to ACT Police to be able to work on solving cases like this one.
You can read more about the six unsolved homicides in Canberra by visiting https://www.police.act.gov.au/crime/unsolved-homicides
Police continue to urging anyone with any information, no matter how small, to report at Crime Stoppers or call 1800 333 000. Information can be provided anonymously.
A $500 000 reward is in place for information leading to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of the person(s) responsible for Irma’s murder and an appropriate indemnity from prosecution will be considered for any accomplice who first gives information.