• 19 years of age.
  • Light skinned.
  • 167cm (5 feet 6 inches) tall.
  • Small build.
  • Blonde, collar length hair.
  • Wearing a white cotton long sleeved button up top over a white blouse, black jeans with pink piping around the front pockets. She was carrying a black shoulder bag.


  • Miss Deverell lived in Mandurah with her family.
  • On Saturday 13 September 1980 she went out and met her friend in Mandurah.
  • Was seen talking to an unidentified young man around 11pm near the Mandurah Post Office.
  • Was seen alone, at the same location around 11:30pm.
  • Reported missing on 15 September 1980.
  • Remains located on Sunday 4 July 1982 just off Scarp Road, approximately 30 kilometres from where she was last seen.


Annette Caroline Deverell was born in Tasmania in May 1961, her family moved to Mandurah Western Australia in 1974. Miss Deverell left high school when she was 16 years of age.


At about 8:00pm on Saturday 13 September 1980 Miss Deverell  was dropped off at the Boathouse Tavern on Pinjarra Road Mandurah by her Mother.  She attended a number of venues before arriving at the Brighton Hotel on Mandurah Terrace.

Miss Deverell  left the Brighton Hotel by herself at around 11pm and was seen talking to a young man, on the corner of Mandurah Terrace and Pinjarra Road near the Post Office.

The last confirmed sighting of Miss Deverell was again at this location at about 11.30pm, at this time she was alone.

Her mother reported her as a missing person at 10:00pm on Monday 15 September 1980.


Two trail bike riders found Miss Deverell’s  remains on Sunday 4 July 1982, next to a large log in a heavily wooded, burnt out forest area just off Scarp Road, Pinjarra. This is a distance of approximately 30km’s from where she was last seen and 12-15km’s from Pinjarra.

A month later, Miss Deverell’s handbag was found off the same road, two kilometres from where she was found.

The person or persons responsible for the death of Miss Deverell have not yet been identified.

The young man last seen with her has never been identified.


On 12 December 2019, the Government of Western Australia approved a reward of $250,000 be offered for information which leads to the apprehension and conviction of the person, or persons, responsible for Annette’s murder. The Government may be prepared to consider recommending a protection from prosecution, or pardon for any informant with information that leads to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death, provided that the informant was not directly responsible for Ms Deverell’s death.

If you have any information about the murder of Annette Caroline Deverell, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make an online report below.  Please remember that you can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are offered.

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