The State Government has increased the reward for information about the 2010 murder of 21
year-old Joshua Warneke in Broome from $100,000 to $250,000. The Minister for Police said “I am very keen to see detectives get to the bottom of this case and apprehend Joshua’s killer or killers”.
Police are also appealing to a woman who rang Crime Stoppers on Friday, June 9, 2017,
with information about the murder, to please make contact again.
“The caller can remain anonymous if she chooses but we would like an opportunity to get
more details from her,” A/Det. Supt. Branchi said.
The reward announcement comes as Cold Case Homicide Squad (formerly Special Crime
Squad) detectives undertaking the fresh investigation into the murder visit Broome to talk to
witnesses and gather evidence.
Acting Detective Superintendent Pete Branchi, from the Special Crime Division, said the
reward of up to $250,000 is offered for information which leads to the apprehension and
conviction of the person, or persons, responsible for Mr Warneke’s death.
As well as the reward money on offer the Government may be prepared to consider
recommending a protection from prosecution, or a pardon, for any informant with information
that leads to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Joshua
Warneke provided that the informant was not directly responsible for Joshua Warneke’s