Twenty five years ago, in late April 1994, my sister was murdered. She was 22. Her killer has never been found.
I'm aware of one final possible sighting of Melissa, also at West Wallsend, this time at the Clyde Inn Hotel. A man claims to have been drinking at the hotel with mates and Melissa was with them. At some point she is ready to leave and they offer to take her home. Except they report … Continue reading April 21, 1994 – 4 days before Melissa’s body was discovered
As we continue tracing the possible movements of Melissa Hunt (Hallett) in the week before she was found murdered, the focus moves further west to West Wallsend, about 10 km from her last known location at Wallsend, about 15 kms west of Waratah and 17 km north west of Whitebridge. West Wallsend is just a … Continue reading April 20, 1994 – 5 days before Melissa’s body was discovered
Presuming Melissa did leave Matthew Henderson's Lambton Rd flat and walk out into the night on Monday, April 18, at 1am, where did she go? She doesn't return to her friend's home in Charlestown for which she had a key. And she doesn't go to her other friend in Jesmond. It seems, if she is … Continue reading April 19, 1994
This post follows on from April 17, 1994, in describing the last movements of Melissa Hunt (Hallett) before her battered body was found in Burrenjim Dam on April 25, 1994. After spending the evening of Sunday, April 17 with Matthew Henderson, he says that Melissa leaves after a fight. It is 1am on Monday, April 18 and … Continue reading April 18, 1994
This post follows on from April-15-16, 1994 in describing the last movements of Melissa Hunt (Hallett) before her battered body was found in Burrenjim Dam on April 25, 1994. Melissa wakes up at Matthew Henderson's on the morning of Sunday, April 17, they have sex again according to Henderson, but following the pattern of recent … Continue reading April 17, 1994
About this time 28 years ago ... It's 10 days until the body of Melissa Hunt (Hallett) will be found face down near the wall of Burrenjim Dam at 10.30am on Anzac Day 1994. How did she get there? About midnight on Friday, April 15, an argument develops between Melissa and new husband Scott Hunt … Continue reading April 15-16, 1994
A new cross with a new name joins the original placed at Burrenjim Dam on Anzac Day 2019. Lest we forget. Three words we don't use lightly, given their strong association with Anzac Day. Indeed we remember Melissa's grandfather and great uncle who fought in World War 1, only one returning. But today we also … Continue reading Lest we forget
https://youtu.be/Q4InaBlUr3o This property was searched 27 years ago and we are hoping advances in technology may produce some results. If you know anything, call Crime Stopper on 1800 333 000.
Recent media coverage of Melissa's cold case murder in That's Life magazine. As we approach the 27th anniversary of the murder of Melissa Hunt (Hallett), we are once again planning a pilgrimage to Burrenjim Dam where her body was found on April 25, 1994. We placed a cross near the dam on the 25th anniversary … Continue reading A new cross to add as investigation moves forward
This morning the NSW Unsolved Homicide Squad has announced new investigations into the murder of (mother daughter, sister, niece, grandmother) Melissa Hunt (Hallett) whose badly beaten body was found in Burrenjim Dam on Anzac Day 1994. She was 22. Read the full statement here: Unsolved Homicide Squad detectives and Police Divers have returned to the … Continue reading Forensic testing and Burrenjim Dam search: Melissa Hunt unsolved murder