The case of the 1997 murder of Susana Bobridge is being revisited as part of Operation Persist in South Australia.
At about 8.00 am on Friday, 10th January, 1997, the body of Susana Bobridge, aged 30 years, was found on a walking trail in the sand hills at Tennyson. She had gunshot wounds to the head. She was killed at the place where her body was located.
Susana Bobridge, known as Suzie, was last seen alive at about 9.30 pm on Thursday, 9th January, 1997 getting into a white car on Port Road at West Hindmarsh. It is believed the only occupant of the white car was the male driver. Police have not been able to confirm the involvement of the driver.
It is believed that Susana Bobridge was shot at about 10.10 pm on the same night. She was drug dependent, using heroin and was a known prostitute. She did not work as a prostitute in any of Adelaide’s brothels or advertise in the local paper. She solicited mainly on Port Road and generally only worked as a prostitute when she needed money for heroin.
Amongst her property were numerous letters from criminals serving time in various prisons in this State. Susana Bobridge was known to smuggle drugs into prison for inmates. Prisoners being released on Home Detention often used her address as the premises they would be living in on release.
Police are appealing to an anonymous man who contacted Major Crime on several occasions in 1997 in relation to the murder of an Adelaide woman to contact them again. The information the man supplied has proven accurate and police believe he may be able to further help with the case.
Anyone with information regarding Susana Bobridge is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, report online on this website or via the App.