Cold case: Fiona Burns and John Lee

Learn about the murders of Fiona Burns and John Lee and assist Victoria Police with any information you may have to help solve the case.

Homicide Squad detectives are continuing to appeal for information in relation to the murder of teenagers Fiona Burns and John Lee in 1990.

Fiona, then 15, and John, then 14, were last seen hitch hiking between Adelaide and Melbourne along the Western Highway between 9 and 11 October, 1990.

On 18 October that same year a husband and wife discovered the body of Fiona Burns at a truck parking bay between Kaniva and Bordertown, about 1.6km from the South Australian border.

The couple notified police, who found the body of John Lee nearby a short time later.

Examinations revealed that both Fiona and John had been stabbed to death.

Despite an exhaustive investigation over the past three decades and a number of public appeals, those responsible for Fiona and John’s deaths have never been found and the case remains unsolved.

In 2017 police also issued a $1 million reward for information in relation to the matter.

Investigators believe it is highly likely there are still people in the community who have information about what happened to the murdered pair and who is responsible.

Police have received a number of calls and pieces of information from both Victoria and South Australia over the years, however have not yet been able to make a breakthrough on the case.

Detectives are appealing for information Australia-wide, with the fact their bodies were found at a truck stop on an interstate highway giving rise to the possibility that the person or persons responsible may well have resided in any state or territory in Australia.

Police have released pictures of both Fiona and John.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers Victoria on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report via the Crime Stoppers Victoria website.(opens in a new window)