WA Police are offering a $250,000 reward to try and solve the disappearance of 22 year old Perth woman Julie Cutler, who vanished 30 years ago.
Ms Cutler was last seen at a work party at the Parmelia Hilton hotel on June 20 1988. Her empty Fiat sedan was found in the ocean at Cottesloe Beach two days later, but her body has never been found.
Police Commissioner Chris Dawson and Minister Michelle Roberts announced the reward today and appealed to the public for new information.
"No matter what you think, whether you think it's too minor, it's not too minor for police to investigate," said Commissioner Dawson.
"We regard Julie's disappearance as highly suspicious. The whole circumstances surrounding Julie's disappearance was very much out of character and the circumstances with the vehicle and where it was located is highly unusual. We believe she met with foul play."
Ms Cutler's father Roger said the reward gave him fresh hope.
"It's probably been the best thing in the 30 years since she's gone missing," he said.
“I feel the Government and the police have got my back,” said Mr Cutler. “She was 22… she’d be 52 today. Anything you can do to help… it has been a strain on my family. I basically beg you to do whatever you can.”
A timeline of events in Julie Cutler's disappearance:
June 19, 1988: Julie attends a staff function at Julianna’s Nightclub, located inside the Parmelia Hilton.
Julie leaves the function with a female colleague and walks to her car.
Julie and the colleague part ways, and Julie returns to the function.
June 20, 1988: Julie returns to her Fiat sedan in a staff car park about 1230am, and drives away from the hotel. This is the last confirmed sighting of Julie
June 22, 1988: Julie’s Fiat sedan is retrieved from Cottesloe Beach
Around 180 people attended the staff function on June 19, 1988. If you were at this function, or if you have any information on Julie's disappearance, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.