Karmein Chan

Karmein Chan

Birth
Templestowe, Banyule City, Victoria, Australia
Death 13 Apr 1991 (aged 13)
Templestowe, Banyule City, Victoria, Australia
Burial Templestowe, Manningham City, Victoria, Australia
Plot Harding Monumental
Memorial ID 89647803 · View Source
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Karmein Chan was a 13-year-old Australian girl from Templestowe, Victoria who was abducted on 13 April 1991 and subsequently murdered.
While both her parents worked at their Chinese restaurant in Eltham, an individual abducted Karmein from the family home in Templestowe, locking her siblings in another room. Before leaving, he spray painted "Pay up Asian Drug Dealer, More and More to Come" on a vehicle in their front yard. Police suspect this was used to detract from the killer's real motive. Karmein's mother made an emotional plea on television for Karmein's return. The investigation was hampered by the use of an old school photo of Karmein, which may not have represented her true appearance at the time of her abduction. Her badly decomposed body was found a year later in Melbourne's northern outskirts in Edgars Creek, Thomastown.
This crime is believed to have been committed by a man aptly known only as Mr. Cruel, who despite much effort on the part of Victoria Police, has never been brought to justice.
On 14 December 2010 Victoria Police announced that a new Taskforce had been established about eight months earlier following substantial new intelligence. The new Taskforce has been reviewing both the Spectrum Taskforce investigation and some new leads that have come in the last year or so.

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  • Created by: graver
  • Added: 6 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89647803
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Karmein Chan (5 Nov 1977–13 Apr 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89647803, citing Templestowe Cemetery and Memorial Gardens, Templestowe, Manningham City, Victoria, Australia ; Maintained by graver (contributor 47037760) .