Monday September 23 2013

– Police will today announce a $100,000 reward in a bid to solve a cold case of a teenager who vanished in Melbourne more than 30 years ago.
Kim Teer was hitchhiking around Australia when she went missing in Victoria between September and October in 1979.
The 17-year-old was staying with two friends in East Melbourne when she allegedly argued with the couple and walked off into the night.
She was never seen or heard from again.
Homicide Squad detectives believe Kim was murdered and will offer the money to entice anyone with information to come forward and finally give Kim’s mum, Colleen Holding, some peace after 32 years.
“As an investigator, we know when there is an unsolved homicide there is someone waiting by the phone for news,” Detective Leading Senior Constable Phill Gynther said. “It will be most satisfying to be able to ring Colleen and let her know what happened.
“I cannot fathom the depths of grief she has suffered every day for the past 32 years and that she’ll continue to, until she knows what happened to her only child.”
The couple, who last saw Kim alive, have told police a row broke out over an item of clothing and she packed up her stuff and left the Simpson Street unit at night saying she would go to South Australia. The couple, who had a child together, are now separated and live in different states.
“We believe there is someone out there who has information that can solve this case,” Detective Inspector John Potter said. “Circumstances change and people’s lives change.
“Someone who may not have felt comfortable coming forward with information previously may now be in a position to do so.”
Kim wrote letters to her mum each week as she travelled around Australia. The alarm was raised when mum Colleen did not hear from Kim leading up to and after her 18th birthday on October 15th, 1979.
“I know something dreadful happened, just as I did all those years ago,” Colleen said.
“The pain never goes away. It’s a feeling of despair. I just want it resolved one way or another, to know what happened and where.
“I am envious of parents who are able to bury their children. I doubt I’ll ever be able to, and that’s something that haunts me every day of my life.”
Kim left her home near Port Macquarie, NSW, with a friend and her border collie.
– Jon Kaila


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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