$100k reward for cold case murder

Angela Blackmoore was found murdered in her Christchurch home in 1995. Photo: NZ Police
Angela Blackmoore was found murdered in her Christchurch home in 1995. Photo: NZ Police

Police investigating the unsolved death of a 21-year-old mother who was fatally stabbed in her Christchurch home in 1995 have announced a new $100,000 reward for information.

Angela Blackmoore was stabbed to death in her home on Vancouver Avenue in Wainoni on 17 August 1995.

Her 2-year-old son was at home asleep at the time and her body was discovered by her partner on the kitchen floor when he came home from work at about 11.20pm. Police found no sign of forced entry.

The case has been open since 1995.

Investigations Manager Detective Inspector Corrie Parnell said it was an "horrific crime resulting in the death of a young mother with her whole life ahead of her".

"Since Angela's murder our focus has been on bringing the person responsible to justice, and although many years have passed that focus has not changed.

"With the passing of time allegiances may have changed and we're appealing to anyone with information that might help, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, to contact us."

Laurie Anderson holds a photo of himself with partner Angela Blackmoore, who was murdered in...
Laurie Anderson holds a photo of himself with partner Angela Blackmoore, who was murdered in their home 20 years ago. Photo: RNZ

Ms Blackmoore's partner Laurie Anderson told RNZ in 2015 that solving the crime would mean a lot for her son.

Mr Anderson said he believed the only way the case would be solved was if someone confessed, or told the police what they knew. He was certain a lot of people knew more than they were letting on.

• Anyone with information that might help is urged to contact police on 0800 22 1995.

Comments

The killer is at large, and should not be.

 

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