NSW Police Appealing for Dashcam Footage to Assist with Investigation into the Murder of 9-Year-Old Charlise Mutten

Melissa-Jane Nguyen

Nine-year-old Charlise Mutten was reported missing on Friday, January 14 from a luxury property in Mount Wilson, which sparked an extensive search by authorities.

Her body was found in a barrel along the Colo River on Tuesday, January 18. Justin Stein, the fiance of Charlise's mother, Kallista Mutten, was charged with Charlise's murder.

Homicide Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty stated: 'This is an unimaginable and egregious murder of a child.'

Police have confirmed that a gunshot wound was the cause of death, and that the search for the murder weapon is still ongoing.

Specific information has been released to the public in a bid for further information as there are gaps in the timeline.

NSW Police are appealing for dashcam, CCTV, mobile phone footage or any other information that might be relevant to their investigation into Charlise's murder.

CCTV footage of a red Holden Colorado towing a covered boat in three different locations has been released in the hopes that members of the public who may have noticed the car and boat or any suspicious activity will come forward.

BP Service Station, 851 Richmond Road, Marsden Park 5:53pm, Thursday, January 13.

From NSW Police Facebook Page

Victoria Road, at Lyons Road, Drummoyne 7:17pm, Thursday, January 13.

From NSW Police Facebook Page

Bayswater Road, Drummoyne (Near Lyons Road, towards Five Dock Bay Boat Ramp) 7:20pm, Thursday, January 13.

From NSW Police Facebook Page

Police also mentioned the following dates and times and are urging anyone with footage or information to come forward:

  • Friday, January 14, 1:30am – 1:40am, Windsor Boat Ramp, Livingstone Street, Windsor.
  • Friday, January 14, 2:25am – 2:30am, Colo River Jetty, Under the Putty Road Bridge.
  • Friday, January 14, 2:37am – 2:46am, Lower Colo Road.

'Remember we're highly motivated because we're working on behalf of Charlise. We're trying to provide answers to her family, but more importantly, trying to deliver justice on her behalf,' said Homicide Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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