Twenty five years ago, in late April 1994, my sister was murdered. She was 22. Her killer has never been found.
A spontaneous search for a hidden dam, driven by a quarter century desire to see the dark veil removed over Melissa Hunt's death, has led to a remarkable spotlight on our sister's life and tragic death. NBN News, The Newcastle Herald, ABC and tonight The Project. If you know anything, now is the time. https://twitter.com/theprojecttv/status/1147797449253294080
Tonight The Project on Channel 10 will feature Melissa's story, bringing our call for justice to a national audience. Our only goal as this journey of media attention has unfolded has been to bring Melissa's story to as many people as possible, to challenge police to move ahead and for people to come forward and … Continue reading Melissa Hunt’s story reaches a national audience
Today on the front page of The Newcastle Herald I called for the reopening of the inquest into the violent 1994 murder of my sister, Melissa Hunt (Hallett). Our call for the inquest to re-open or for charges to be laid. How long is long enough? Inquests are suspended or closed when the Coroner believes … Continue reading Call to reopen inquest into murder of Melissa Hunt
Miraculous momentum in finding justice for Melissa.
It took me nearly 25 years to visit Burrenjim Dam where my younger sister's body was found after being brutally murdered, and now I have been there four times in six months. I had always wanted to go there, but initially grief and horror kept me away and later, living a long way from the … Continue reading Journey to a hidden dam to reclaim peace
Our memorial to Melissa Hunt (Hallett) placed at Burrenjim Dam on Anazac Day, 2019. Photo: Josiah Hallett. When we decided to visit Burrenjim Dam on Anzac Day, 2019 - 25 years to the day since Melissa Hunt's body was found there - I asked my son Josiah Hallett to bring his camera gear. 'Let's see … Continue reading Video leads to unsolved murder interest
Twenty five years ago last month my sister Melissa Hunt (Hallett) was beaten to death and her body dumped in a remote dam in the Newcastle region, NSW, Australia. An inquest had two main suspects before it was ended abruptly and information handed to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Unfortunately nothing has happened since. … Continue reading Pilgrimage to Burrenjim Dam