Two weeks after the child was snatched, their hopes were dashed when Gerard’s body was found in a Karnup pine plantation.
On October 14, 1997, Gerard was rollerblading to the shops when he was abducted off the street.
He and his family were visiting Rockingham from Newman.
Despite a desperate search, Gerard was found dead 15 days later.
The school holiday murder sent shockwaves through local parents.
A $100,000 reward for information, announced in 1998 by then Attorney General Peter Foss, remains unclaimed and Gerard’s killer has never been found.
Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.