COOBER PEDY News & Events


A decade has passed since someone brutally assaulted Coober Pedy resident Andrew ‘Wilbur’ Williamson in his Tupper Close dugout and left him to die, but police have never stopped the hunt for his killer. 

Wilbur’s brother Robert Williamson appeals for family closure to his brother’s murder

This week the Major Crime Investigation Branch has issued a renewed appeal for information through Crime Stoppers, with Mr Williamson’s older brother, Robert, also asking anyone with information about the callous murder of his sibling to come forward.

A $200,000 reward has been offered by the State Government for information which leads to a conviction in the 2003 case.

Wilbur’s brother, Bryan Williamson has written to the Coober Pedy Regional Times saying, “11th November 2013 marks the 10 year anniversary of the unsolved MURDER of my brother Andrew WILBUR Williamson.”

“C’mon Coober Pedians someone knows something! Contact CRIMESTOPPERS so the family can have some closure.” (Crimestoppers 1800 333 000).

Another brother Robert described Wilbur as a “quite a well-known character around Coober Pedy.”

“Our family has obviously been devastated by this. If anyone came forward with information we would be very appreciative – it would mean everything to us.”

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