New team to target Rayney murder

WA Police Commissioner Karl O�Callaghan has announced the team that will head the cold case review in the murder of Corryn Rayney.

The Commissioner said 13 WA police and forensic officers and analysts would work with homicide officers from Queensland and employ a specialist forensic company from the United Kingdom called Cellmark Forensic Services.

An experienced detective from New South Wales will join the taskforce in August, which will be known as Operation Delve.

�Cellmark has appointed a lead forensic scientist to the Corryn Rayney cold case and he has already travelled to Perth to commence initial assessment work for the team,� Mr O�Callaghan said.

�This enhanced forensic capacity, along with the two experienced Eastern States secondments, will provide a further layer of independence and expertise to the review.

�The team lead by Assistant Commissioner Gary Budge has already identified a number of fresh investigative and forensic opportunities.�

�This is a brand new, independent inquiry into who killed Corryn Rayney and now is the time for anyone with any information at all about this crime to make themselves heard.�

Operation Delve, which encompasses both the cold case review and the investigation, is expected to take at least 12 months.

It is likely some specialised forensic science analysis of exhibits will have to be carried out in Cellmark�s UK laboratories.