Allen Redston

Allen Redston was found dead next to a creek bed in Curtin on 28 September 1966 at the age of six. He had disappeared while waiting outside a friend’s house in Holman Street, Curtin the previous day, and was reported missing by his parents.

His mother had sent him to buy an ice cream for himself and his brother from the local shops. After sending his brother home, he walked to a friend’s house and planned to spend the afternoon playing at the Curtin tip. Allen decided to wait outside his friend’s house but after a short period of time left the area.

The following day Allen’s body was found among reeds next to a creek bed in the vicinity of Dry and Service Streets, Curtin.

Police believe his body was moved to the location after he was murdered.

His hands and feet had been bound; and he had been wrapped in carpet, and a green and white floral dressing gown. He died of asphyxiation (strangulation).

The dressing gown was later identified as belonging to a local resident which had been left along with other rubbish in a nearby builders' dump.

In November 2003 detectives interviewed several people in Queensland in relation to  Allen’s death. In December 2003 detectives nominated a man as a suspect, but were unable to establish a link between him and Allen’s murder.

In October 2004 detectives launched an appeal to renew contact with two people whom investigators are convinced have information about Allen’s murder.

Police are urging anyone with any information, no matter how small, to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information can be provided anonymously.

ACT Policing Online News

Need help with family violence?

Quick Exit