Ms McKim-Hill as she appeared in The Observer when it reported her murder.
Ms McKim-Hill as she appeared in The Observer when it reported her murder.

Reward for 1967 murder



THE mysterious case of a woman murdered at Calliope in 1967 has been re-opened with a $100,000 reward for information announced this week.

Minister for Police Judy Spence has approved the reward for information which leads to the apprehension and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Mima Joan McKim-Hill at Calliope between March 9 and 29, 1967.

On March 9, 1967, Mima Joan McKim-Hill left her home at Rockhampton at 8am and travelled by motor vehicle to Calliope. She left Calliope at 11am and the vehicle in which she was travelling was found abandoned on the Gladstone by-pass road 3km north of Benaraby at 3am on March 10, 1967.

The body of Mima McKim-Hill was located on March 26, 1967, in a small waterhole at Collard Creek, 70km west of the Calliope crossroads on the Calliope-Biloela Road, about 80km from where her car was found.

She had been strangled and sexually assaulted.

In addition to the reward an appropriate indemnity from prosecution has been recommended for any accomplice, not being the person who actually committed the crime, who first gives such information.

The allocation of the $100,000 reward money will be at the sole discretion of the Queensland Police Commissioner.

Any member of the public with information which could assist police is asked to phone the Homicide Investigation Squad, Brisbane on (07) 3364 6122; any police station; or CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.



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