Bega schoolgirl killer, Leslie Camilleri, pleaded guilty over killing a 13-year-old girl, Prue Bird, in 1992. He admitted committing the murder but disputed some facts brought forward by prosecutors. Jenny Bird, mother of the slain girl, finally let go of tears she must have been keeping for 20 years.
Prue Bird disappeared on or about February 2, 1992 and her body has never been found. Her mother reportedly left her in the care of a friend. The friend left home a short while to pack boxes in the garage and that was the start of the 20-year search for her.
Her daughter's disappearance didn't just bring sorrow for her loss, it also brought a cruel blow for not knowing where her daughter is. Despite her previous appeals to the public to help find her daughter, it still remains a mystery where Camilleri had buried her.
The killer, on the other hand, said he worked alone and had never been in concert with anyone else in killing Prue. If it's true, there is a possibility that he will reveal where he buried the girl's remains. Otherwise, the search for his accomplice may still be on and Ms Bird may still not be able to bring her daughter home with her.
Police conducted a three-day search for Prue's remains near Flat Rock Creek, north of the town of Cann River in far East Gippsland, in February but it was called off after officers found nothing.
The site is near where the bodies of schoolgirls Lauren Barry and Nichole Collins were found in 1997.
The girls were kidnapped by Camilleri and an accomplice in Bega, NSW, and driven across the border to the isolated region where they were repeatedly raped and killed.
Camilleri is serving life without parole for those murders.
Source: Big Pond News