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Scoop Image: Young Journalist Brutally Murdered

Media Release 8.00am June 8, 2000



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Murder Victim - Kylie Sheree JONES


Young Journalist Brutally Murdered

The woman found dead in Eastview Reserve in the Auckland suburb of Glen Innes late on Tuesday night was 23-year old journalist Kylie Sheree JONES of Glen Innes.

Police found Kylie's body about midnight after she was reported missing by her de-facto partner when she failed to return home from work in the city.

Officer in charge of the investigation into Kylie's murder, Detective Senior Sergeant Stu Allsopp-Smith, said it appears she died sometime shortly after 6pm.

"We understand she caught a bus home from the city at about 5.15pm but failed to make it home which was only a couple of hundred yards from the reserve she was found in," he said.

"Few people would be able to imagine the horror she must have experienced since getting off that bus as our preliminary examinations show she suffered multiple wounds caused by a sharp instrument."

A post mortem will be carried out this morning, which Police hope will give them a clearer indication of the cause of Kylie's death.

Police last night canvassed bus commuters on the city to Glen Innes route in an effort to gather information about her movements and who she might have come into contact with on her way home.

"The travelling public were very helpful assisting with our inquiries into what can only be described as another senseless and brutal murder of one of this country's promising young women," Mr Allsopp-Smith said.

"Although some items belonging to Kylie were found in the reserve near where she was found, we'd still like to recover some clothing and footwear we believe may still be missing."

Police are appealing to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area to contact them immediately.

The photograph of Kylie shows the top she was wearing when she went missing.

ENDS

Issued by:

Noreen Hegarty
Communications Manager
Auckland City District Police

Ph: 09 302 6947 or 021 651 589

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