Petronella Albert disappeared from Broome in Western Australia but original investigation file was destroyed

An Aboriginal woman who disappeared from Broome in Western Australia 18 years ago met with “foul play” and may have been murdered, a coronial inquiry has found.

However, the state deputy coroner, Evelyn Vicker, said there was not enough evidence to determine when, how, or even where she had died, in part because the original investigation file, which may contain vital clues, was destroyed when the Broome police station flooded.

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