25 Feb 2005

Australian police tightlipped about Norfolk murder probe progress

2:17 pm on 25 February 2005

A team of Australian forensic scientists investigating the murder of Jannelle Patton on Norfolk Island have returned to Canberra.

An Australian Federal police spokesperson says they spent two weeks on the island after an abandoned car was discovered, but she declined to elaborate on their findings.

Ms Patton's battered body was found on March 31st 2002 at a Norfolk scenic reserve.

A 1984 white Honda sedan that may have been used in the killing was found in January, prompting police investigators to return to the island.

The AFP spokesperson would only say that police are following several lines of inquiry.