DESCRIPTION (at time):
AGE: 24 years
HEIGHT: 178cm
BUILD: Medium
EYES: Blue 
HAIR: Short brown hair
The 25th of January 2000, is a date that will never be forgotten by the family of Deborah Michelle ANDERSON.
Discovered in a burnt out motor vehicle parked outside Marant’s Deli Lunch Bar at the Middle Swan Shopping Centre, Deborah’s incinerated body was discovered after several triple 0 calls were made to FESA about the grim finding.       
Engulfed in flames, the small white 1990 Ford Laser hatchback with Deborah’s body inside triggered a full scale homicide investigation involving Midland Detectives, the Major Crime Squad, Arson Squad and the Forensic Division.    
Despite extensive inquiries by investigators, more than 14 years have gone by and the full circumstances surrounding the horrific death of Deborah Anderson are still unknown. 
Born in Perth on the 20th of August 1975, Deborah moved to the United Kingdom in 1990 to be with her mother, returning nine years later in August 1999 to re-unite with her father and commence a cooking course at the Australian School of Tourism and Hotel Management.    Scheduled to return to the course in February 2000 following the Christmas break, Deborah spent the holiday residing at her father’s Woodvale home where she was last seen alive by him at 9.00am on Monday the 24th of January 2000. When he returned shortly afterwards at 11.45am he noticed his defacto’s vehicle missing and assumed Deborah had borrowed the car with the intention of returning it by the afternoon so his defacto could drive to work. 
Deborah did not return that day, prompting her father and his defacto to inquire with hospitals and police in a desperate bid t find her. The search ended shortly after midnight on Tuesday the 25th of January 2000, when Deborah’s body was discovered. 
Inquiries into her death revealed that at 9.39am on Monday the 24th of January 2000, an amount of money was withdrawn from Deborah’s bank account from an ATM at the Woodvale shops.
Inquiries also revealed that Deborah may have driven along the Brand Highway, as far as Geraldton before returning to Perth the morning of January 25.   
Police are appealing for anyone with any information to contact Crime Stoppers – Your help could provide the missing piece of information to that may help solve this murder and provide the family with the answers they are desperately chasing.  
If you can help with this unsolved crime, please make a report online or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, where all calls are strictly confidential, and rewards are offered. Please quote Reference Number 5692.

Make a Report