Christopher Phillips



The murder of 42-year- old husband and father Christopher Phillips has left police stumped.

Mr Phillips was found dead by his wife and children at their Gaybre Court, Cheltenham, home in May 1989 at around 8.30pm. He had been bashed around the head and his throat had been slit.

Newspapers reported at the time that the house had been ransacked though nothing was stolen.

Mr Phillips was, from all accounts of friends, family and workmates, a quiet, private man who had no vices and would go jogging most nights.

An engineer, he had worked for the Board of Works for 17 years.

Six months after the murder, police had appealed for a man, who had called with a lead, to contact Crime Stoppers again.

In a 2002 Sunday Herald Sun article “1 million reward to catch a killer” it was reported that there was a $50,000 reward for information that could lead to the arrest of the person responsible for the murder of Mr Phillips.

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