Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer,Ciara Glennon:Western Australian police still hunting Claremont serial killer

Date: 1996/01/27
Location: , Australia


The abduction and murder of three young women from the Perth suburb of Claremont remains unsolved despite the investigation drawing on more than 100 detectives in what has proved to be the biggest murder hunt in Australian criminal history.

**Sarah Ellen Spiers**, aged 18, was first to go missing. Sarah left the Club Bayview Night Club on St Quentin Avenue in Claremont on the night of January 27, 1996. She was there with friends, but departed early on her own.

Sarah was last seen at around 2.10am at a telephone box on Stirling Highway in Claremont. She had a National Australia Bank ATM card in her possession. However, this card has not been used since her disappearance.

Sarah is thought to have been murdered.

23-year-old **Jane Louise Rimmer** and friends were enjoying a night out on June 9, 1996. After spending some time at the Continental Hotel in Claremont, Jane and her friends walked to Club Bayview. After a short time they walked back to the Continental Hotel, where Jane's friends got into a taxi. Jane did not join them.

This was the last confirmed sighting of Jane, the time was about 12.15am.

On Saturday, August 3, Jane's body was found in dense bushland in the southern suburb of Wellard. Her naked body was found hidden under scrub by a family out walking. She had been sexually assaulted and her badly decomposed body suggested she had been dead for some time.

**Ciara Glennon**(pictured) was last sighted on a security camera at the Contintental Hotel about midnight on Saint Patrick's day, March 14, 1997.

Ciara, a 27-year-old lawyer, did not return home that night and failed to make a hairdresser's appointment the following day.

Miss Glennon's body was discovered in bushland in the outer Perth suburb of Eglington on April 3. Her partly clothed body had been covered with branches and foliage.

Like Miss Rimmer, police believe Ciara had been dead for some time due to the decomposition of her body. Dental records were used to positively identify Miss Glennon.

**One suspect has been under police surveillance for sometime. However, no arrest has been made and the investigation for the Claremont serial killer continues.**

Reward information

The Western Australian Government posted a reward of $250,000 in March 1997 for information leading to the arrest of the Claremont serial killer.