Man arrested for brutal murder of Melbourne mother in 2007 after police offered a $ 1 million reward for information
- A 55-year-old man was arrested after the murder of Cindy Crossthwaite in 2007
- The mother of three was found murdered in her home by her father Philip
- A footscray man has been arrested by the police, charged and will appear in court
A man was arrested in 2007 after the unsolved murder of Melbourne's triple mother, Cindy Crossthwaite.
Ms. Crossthwaite, 41, was found dead shortly after 4 p.m. on June 20 at her home on Andrew Street in Melton South.
A 55-year-old man from Footscray was arrested by the police at a shop in Tottenham at around 8 a.m. on Wednesday.
A police appeal followed, offering $ 1 million for information about Ms. Crossthwaite's death.
The man has been charged with murder and will stand in front of the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.
An autopsy revealed that the mother died of head injuries.
A 55-year-old man was arrested in 2007 after the unsolved murder of Melbourne's triple mother, Cindy Crossthwaite (photo).
The mother's body was discovered by her father Philip Crossthwaite after failing to pick up her two oldest children, ages 10 and 8, from school.
She was last seen dropping her off at school earlier in the day.
Her youngest son, who was only 15 months old at the time, was at home when she was killed, the police said.
The murder was so vicious that DNA and fingerprints were required to identify her, even though her family already knew the worst.
Ms. Crossthwaite, 41, was found murdered shortly after 4 p.m. on June 20 at her home on Andrew Street in Melton South
Ms. Crossthwaite's daughter Jasmine and Phillip asked for answers to her death on the 10th anniversary of her murder in 2017.
"I want to know what happened to mom. I want to find out why they would do it, someone would do it to her. I want them to know how it affects everyone, ”she said to Nine News.
& # 39; She was just a beautiful angel. The pain is so deep and it can never be replaced. & # 39;
Police said the media coverage at the time helped the detectives uncover new information about the case.
"One person has provided the police with specific information about the murder of Cindy, including claims that more than one person was involved and that Cindy may have been persecuted in the weeks leading up to her death," officials said in a release.
"As a result, detectives believe that a number of people are probably aware of this murder."
"They also appeal to those who have provided information to contact the police again."
Ms. Crossthwaite has reportedly received death threats prior to her murder. Someone said they would shoot her and snatch her neck.
The Footscray man was arrested by the police at a Tottenham store around 8 a.m. after being offered a $ 1 million reward to anyone who helped solve the murder
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