05-07-2016, 07:22 PM #1
Australia - Shirley Finn, Perth brothel madam killed in gangland-style hit, June 1975
Shirley Finn was murdered in a gangland-style hit in June 1975, shot four times in the head at close range. She was found slumped in her car at the Royal Perth Golf Club in South Perth.
Rumours have been rife that corrupt police, politicians and other madams were involved as well as theories Ms Finn was blackmailing clients to pay off a tax bill or threatening to blow the whistle on them to the tax commissioner.
WA Police conducted a cold case review and handed the file over to the State Coroner last year. Eight months on, a decision has still not been made on a public inquest.
A WA Coroner’s Court spokeswoman said the Finn matter was “being looked at."
05-07-2016, 07:32 PM #2A former WA police officer has broken his 40-year silence to reveal how fellow officers threatened to kill him if he went public with vital evidence linking police to the murder of brothel madam Shirley Finn in 1975.
The former officer, who only wants to be known by his first name Brian, has detailed the allegations in a sworn statement to the Corruption and Crime Commission, which includes claims he saw Mrs Finn drinking with detectives about 11.30pm on the night of her murder on June 22.
The last confirmed sighting of Mrs Finn previously was two hours earlier at 9.30pm when a neighbour saw her leave her South Perth home alone, dressed in an expensive ball gown.
(...) Whom she had been going to meet that night had — until now — remained a mystery..
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