Mother’s turmoil goes on
TEEN’S MURDER A MYSTERY
FOR 11 years, grieving mother Kathy Nowland has replayed the last moments she had with her daughter before her body was found dumped in scrubland at Mt Druitt.
Tomorrow would have been Michelle Pogmore’s 25th birthday and, despite a $100,000 reward on offer, no one has been brought to justice for her death.
“I don’t know how to explain it, a piece of my heart is broken and there is no closure,” Ms Nowland said. “I hate not knowing who has done this. I go out and if anyone nudges me, I look at them twice.”
Michelle, who was living with her mother in Bidwill at the time, was last seen about 9pm on February 20, 2004, after leaving a street party in Bidwill.
Her body was found stripped from the waist down in Mt Druitt bushland on the morning of February 22. Police are no closer to knowing how Michelle was murdered.
“I last saw her on the Thursday after school, she was in a bad mood when she got home but brightened up when I gave her a new pair of shoes,” Ms Nowland said.
“I had no idea she was going to a street party. If I had, I would have picked her up straight away.”
Ms Nowland said she still remembered the sickening feeling she had when police knocked on her door to say they had found Michelle.