Irma Palasics - $500,000 reward

]About 9.30pm on Saturday 6 November 1999 two men forced their way into the McKellar home of elderly couple, Gregor and Irma Palasics.

The couple were bound and savagely beaten before the men ransacked their home and stole cash and jewellery. Irma did not survive her injuries and died at the scene.

Gregor and Irma were victims of a burglary in 1997 and an aggravated burglary in 1998 when they lived in Red Hill.

During the burglary in 1997 unknown offender(s) stole a large sum of cash and jewellery.

Police suspect that a possible link exists between the burglaries in 1997 and 1998 and the home invasion (aggravated burglary) on 6 November 1999 which resulted in the murder of Irma Palasics.

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Recent developments

ACT Policing has thanked the public for information received following the airing of a 60 Minutes program last year into who killed Irma Palasics in 1999.

ACT Policing received over 30 calls from members of the public with information assisting police with their investigations, which remain ongoing. For more information see the latest media release.

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

A $500 000 reward is in place for information leading to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of the person(s) responsible for Irma's murder and an appropriate indemnity from prosecution will be considered for any accomplice who first gives information

Media releases for Irma

Media releases below are available on request by contacting ACT Police Media:

  • Who killed Irma? ‘60 Minutes’ program reveals major developments 3 November 2014
  • Police renew appeal for assistance on the anniversary of murder - 6 November 2012
  • Reward increases to $500 000 as police hunt Irma Palasics’ killer - 7 September 2012
  • Police uncover fresh link to 12-year-old homicide - 29 August 2012
  • Palasics muder: case still open - 5 November 2001
  • Murder investigation - 8 November 1999
  • Murder investigation - 7 November 1999.

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