Shirree Ann Turner
22 year old Shirree was fatally stabbed in June 1993 at Oaklands Park, SA after a night out with friends. A petty criminal and convicted sex offender was charged but acquitted of her murder. Shirree's father launched a civil action suit against this man but it was abandoned on the first day of the trial. In December 2007 the man suspected of murdering Shirree killed his partner then took his own life.
Shirree Ann Turner, 22, was fatally stabbed at an Oaklands Park reserve in the early hours of Sunday, June 6, 1993. Two girlfriends told detectives they last saw Shirree in the Charles Sturt Tavern, in Hindley St, about 10.30pm on Saturday, June 5.
The friends went off to dance, leaving Shirree holding their handbags. When they returned, she was gone. Witnesses told detectives she had been in Hindley St and Rundle Mall until 3.10am on Sunday, June 6.
At 7.50am her body, was found at the front door of a house in Minchinbury Tce, Marion.
Detectives believe that after being stabbed, Shirree dragged herself to the house in search of help.
Police investigations continued for some time but stalled – despite the State Government offering a reward of $100,00 for information.