Massive news today with reports that a man has been charged with the alleged murder of Sarah Spiers.
Macro detectives have charged 49 year old Bradley Robert Edwards with the wilful murder of Sarah Spiers.
There has been no indication as yet to whether the remains of Sarah Spiers have been located, but the news is sure to resonate through Perth and hopefully bring a semblance of closure to the Spiers family.
Here is the official press release from Western Australia Police.
OPERATION MACRO – FURTHER CHARGE
WA Cold Case Homicide Squad detectives have charged a 49 year old man with the wilful murder of Sarah Spiers, who disappeared from Claremont just over 22 years ago.
It will be alleged 18 year old Ms Spiers was murdered on, or about, January 27, 1996, after a night out with friends in Claremont.
Ms Spiers telephoned for a taxi from a phone box near the corner of Stirling Road and Stirling Highway in Claremont just after 2am that Saturday morning – but when the taxi arrived several minutes later she was nowhere to be seen.
Her body has never been found.
Bradley Robert Edwards, formerly of Kewdale, was charged this morning following extensive inquiries by the Macro Investigation Team within the Cold Case Homicide Squad.
He is due to appear in the Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on Wednesday, February 28, on this and other previously laid charges.