Ten years on and still no answers

A DECADE has passed since the death of Theresa Binge and her family has not been able to find true closure.

The Moree Champion spoke with Lilli Bartholomew, Theresa’s sister, while she was organising the ‘10 Years of Injustice March’.

Therese, 43, disappeared from Goondiwindi on July 18, 2003. 

Her body was found 12 days later beneath a concrete culvert about 10km south-west of Boggabilla on Boomi road.

Mrs Bartholomew said the hardest thing was not knowing for sure what had happened.

“No-one seems to know what is going on,” she said.

Organising the yearly march is important to the family, to show people and possible perpetrators how the family is affected. 

“We know we are not the only family that has lost a loved one,” she said. “I think of those people too when marching.”

Mrs Bartholomew pleaded to anyone who knew more about the case to come forward and go to the authorities. 

“We need to know why. We all miss our dear beloved Theresa B,” she said. “She was such a pleasant person.”

 Reliving Theresa’s life has always played a big role for the family during the marches.

“We talk about all the good memories, you know, the funny parts, and also the little silly parts. Memories help with the healing process.” 

Mrs Bartholomew said this year’s march would be the last one she’d organise. 

“Next year I’ll hand it over to Theresa’s daughters Dailene and Hannah, and her son James.”

The New South Wales and Queensland Governments are offering a $100,000 joint reward for anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder of Theresa Binge. 

Anyone with information should contact Detectives at Barwon Local Area Command or report information using the methods shown below.

You can provide information to police by calling Crime Stoppers any time on 1800 333 000 or reporting information via the site’s secure online form, or you can visit or call your local police station.

Any information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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