• 20 years of age.
  • 170cm (5 feet 7 inches) tall.
  • Slim build.
  • Brown hair.
  • Brown eyes.
  • Stud in her nose.
  • Wearing a grey shirt under a dark coloured jumper and blue jeans.


  • Lived in Ballajura with her parents.
  • Was driven to the Darling Ridge Shopping Centre on Morrison Road Middle Swan by a male friend and his sister around 8.30pm Monday 30 July 2001.
  • Was meeting another friend at the telephone box on Morrison Road, Middle Swan.
  • Laura made several phone calls including one to a female friend saying she was going to come over later.
  • Located deceased in a drain on Tuesday 31 July 2001 in Swan View.


Laura Kate Muckersie was born in March 1981, she lived in Ballajura with her parents and was particularly close to her mother.


Miss Muckersie spent part of Monday 30 July 2001 with a male friend, who left her at his home whilst he continued completing errands. Between 3pm and 5:30pm, she arranged to catch up with a female friend and planned to spend the night at her friend’s home.

When her male friend arrived home she told him that she was going to meet a friend at the telephone box at the Morrison Road Shops in Middle Swan. Her friend drove her to the public telephone box at the Morrison Road Shops, leaving her at this location at about 8.30pm.

Between 8:30pm and 9:30pm, Miss Muckersie made a number of phone calls from the phone box before she moved further up Morrison Road to the phone box at Fairfax Park where she made her last known telephone call. At this location her handbag was located by a passer-by at 11:45pm several metres away from the phone box, and about a metre from the kerb.


Miss Muckersie was located deceased at 8am the following morning, Tuesday 31 July 2001. She was found lying upwards, fully clothed and partly submerged in water in a drain ditch near the intersection of Morrison and Fairfax Roads Swan View.

It is believed Miss Muckersie died late on the evening of Monday 30 July or during the very early hours of Tuesday 31 July 2001.

If you have any information about the death of Laura Kate Muckersie or were in the Morrison Road Middle Swan/Swan View area between 8.30pm on Monday 30 July and the early hours of Tuesday 31 July 2001, 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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