Elizabeth Dixon murder accused in Maitland court | PHOTOS Detectives from Central Hunter LAC arrive for court. 2015
Elizabeth Dixon’s funeral.
Police examine a car at the murder scene in April 1982 and inset, Elizabeth “Betty” Dixon. Main pic: Allan Jolly.
Det Sgt Frank Tracey in 1982 with a knife similar to one missing from Ms Dixon’s flat and her car key wallet, which is similar to a wallet which was missing.
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— NSW Police (@nswpolice) October 28, 2015BACKGROUND MURDERED IN 1982: Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Dixon.
Elizabeth “Betty” Dixon was stabbed 27 times, beaten with a blunt object and dumped in her car on a dirt track in Ashtonfield.
Now police have arrested and charged a man for her murder.
Artie Dover, the junior detective who helped in the initial murder investigation, had always thought the case needed to be solved for Betty.
“I remember the night like it was yesterday,” Mr Dover said.
“It was horrific. She was stabbed so many times she was like a pin cushion.”
Ms Dixon was brutally stabbed 27 times in her chest and neck, five of those piercings hit her heart.
The murder occurred some time between Saturday, April 3, and Tuesday, April 6, 1982.
She had been beaten across the head at least three times with a blunt object, while her hands were bound behind her back with a black shoelace that had been tied in a neat bow.
Ms Dixon was 31 at the time of her death and had been living in Tennyson Street, Metford. The last time she was seen was at East Maitland Hit ‘N’ Dip the Saturday before she was killed.
It was not until April 6 about 5.45pm that the body was discovered.
Pharmacist Bill Leahy found Ms Dixon inside her yellow 1977 Mazda that was parked on a bush track off Stronach Avenue in East Maitland.
She was slumped in the front seat just a short distance from her flat. Her car keys and wallet were missing.
At the time, Mr Leahy said he only checked inside the car because of its bright colour and he had seen it in the bushland the previous afternoon.
When news of the murder broke, the government posted a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer on January 2, 1985, but the case went cold.
It was not until 2013 that investigations reopened when the state government upped the reward to $150,000.
Unsolved Homicide Team detectives, through Strike Force Wickfield, reinterviewed every person who had initially spoken to police in the hope of reigniting the trail of evidence.
Now, 33 years later, police have found the breakthrough they had hoped for.
Ms Dixon, known as Betty to most people, had moved to from Ireland more than two years before she was killed.
She was well-known around the Maitland area, lived close to her sister and spent her spare time playing squash.
She would have been 64 years old this year.
The original release of this article first appeared on the website of ChangZhou Plastic Surgery Hospital.