Thursday, May 14, 1992

Debra Joy Donnachy

Personal Details
Status: Murdered Body Located.
Missing 14 May 1992
Height (cm):160
Hair Colour:Auburn
Eye Colour:Hazel
Date of Disappearance:1992/05/14
Town/City:Armadale, Perth
Distinguishing Features: Impaired speech. Walks with a pronounced limp
Circumstances: Debra DONNACHY was last seen at her home in Oscar Street, Armadale on the 14th of May, 1992. Despite extensive inquiries by Police and family and comprehensive media coverage, there has been no information regarding her movements after that time.

Police have today positively identified human remains
ABC Australia Online Posted Sat Apr 10, 2004
Police have today positively identified human remains found in a shallow grave after a skull and leg bones were found at Karragullen, south-east of Perth, last week.

Detective Sergeant Scott Higgins says investigators used distinctive jewellery found at the crime scene and X-rays to positively identify Debra Joy Donnachy.

Ms Donnachy's husband, James Donnachy, filed a missing persons report in relation to his wife's disappearance in May 1992.

He became a suspect in the disappearance, but was killed in a vehicle accident the day after police interviewed him in relation to the report.

Detective Sergeant Higgins says police inquiries have been frustrated because their main suspect was dead.

"It was a fairly difficult inquiry because the missing person was, as I said, missing," he said.

"The main suspect was deceased, there were very few clues at the house and there were no other witnesses that they could find."

1 comment:

  1. Her husband had been convicted of attempting to murder her in 1978 and spent 3+ years in jail for that attempt. she walked with a severe limp due to that attempt. it is believed he committed suicide via motor vehicle accident after police questioned him after her remains were located at karragullen in 2004.