Adelaide woman presumed murdered after visiting dying mum in Malaysia

Plea for Prime Minister to help catch killer after local authorities drop case.

Adelaide woman presumed murdered after visiting dying mum in Malaysia

The family of a missing Adelaide grandmother presumed murdered in Malaysia has issued a plea to Prime Minister Scott Morrison for help in catching her killer.

Anna Jenkins disappeared while visiting the country to see her dying mother, but local police have dropped the case and Australian authorities have never intervened.

Greg Jenkins has a bag full of his mother's final possessions that have been returned, but what he fears he'll never have is justice for her.

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"They just put mum's possessions in two bags and then just dropped them and said 'you're right to take them'," Mr Jenkins said.

His mother went missing in Malaysia in December 2017, but he said police did little and the family was forced to launch their own investigation.

A tip-off in August last year led Mr Jenkins to a roadside in the country, where he found items belonging to his mother.

"Within two minutes of being there I found mum's shoe," he said.

Mr Jenkins then found some of her bones buried in rubble nearby.

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He delivered the grim news to his sister Jen, who was at home in Australia.

"We knew it wasn't good but, you know, you still have some hope that she's going to be ok," she said.

While Anna is presumed murdered, Malaysian authorities have closed the case, leaving the Jenkins family desperate for answers.

SA Best MP Frank Pangallo wrote to the Prime Minister and the Foreign Affairs Minister today, urging them to initiate discussions "as a matter of urgency" with the Malaysian government to begin a formal investigation.

"We have got to remember that an Australian citizen has gone missing and was likely murdered," Mr Pangallo said.

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"I'll be calling on the South Australian parliament to write to the authorities in Malaysia, including the king, to intervene."

At the very least, the family wants Anna's remains released, so she can be brought home.

"We're trying to get assistance to get mum's bones back so we can actually do a proper memorial for her," Mr Jenkins said.

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More than a dozen COVID-19 cases linked to Sydney gym

Anyone who attended City Gym at Darlinghurst from Monday to Saturday last week is now considered a casual COVID-19 contact.

More than a dozen COVID-19 cases linked to Sydney gym

Just weeks after reopening after lockdown, a gym in Sydney's CBD is linked to more than a dozen COVID-19 cases.

NSW Health has released a new COVID-19 exposure site alert for City Gym at Darlinghurst, with 15 cases linked to the site.

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Anyone who attended the gym at the listed times is now considered a casual contact and must get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.

  • 8am to 11am and 5pm to 7.30pm on Saturday October 23
  • 6am to 11am and 1.30pm to 4pm on Friday October 22
  • 6am to 4.15pm on Thursday October 21
  • 6am to 11.30am on Wednesday October 20
  • 6am to 9am and 5.30pm to 7pm on Tuesday October 19
  • All day on Monday October 18

NSW Health said the confirmed cases either trained at the gym while infectious or caught the virus in the gym itself.

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Only fully vaccinated people are able to go to the gym under the current NSW COVID-19 restrictions.

Under new NSW Health rules, casual contacts only need to get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

NSW recorded 304 new local COVID-19 cases and three deaths in the past 24 hours.

One of the deaths was a person in their 30s.

It comes as travel between Greater Sydney and regional NSW is set to be reinstated on Monday after being postponed.

Premier Dominic Perrottet said yesterday vaccination rates in the regions were healthier now than they had been at the original date of October 18.

"It wasn't that regional NSW vaccination rates weren't doing well, just that vaccination rates in Sydney went through the roof," he said.

Today's slight spike in cases is an expected trend as NSW reopens further, Mr Perrottet warned, with hospitalisations also set to rise.

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