Police hope for a breakthrough in Julie Cutler cold case mystery with $250,000 reward

June 20, 2018 | Brainwave Science



A $250,000 reward is on offer to try to solve the 30-year mystery disappearance of Julie Cutler – who is presumed murdered after her car was found in the ocean at Cottesloe in 1988. Her grieving father Roger Cutler has again pleaded for help to find out what happened to his 22-year-old daughter, who vanished in June 1988 after leaving a staff party at the Parmelia Hilton. Her unoccupied car was found overturned 50m off Cottesloe beach two days later. Her body has never been found.

Mr. Robert Cutler was with Police Minister Michelle Roberts and Commissioner Chris Dawson as they announced the $250,000 reward as part of a fresh push to solve her suspected murder. Mr. Cutler said the reward was probably the best thing that had happened in the 30 years since his daughter disappeared.

“I feel the Government and the police have got my back,” Mr. Cutler said. “She was 22… she’d be 52 today. “Anything you can do to help… it has been a strain on my family. I basically beg you to do whatever you can.”

Mr. Cutler said his family just wanted to find his daughter’s remains.

Ms Cutler was at a staff awards night on June 19, 1988. She went to her car with a female colleague late that evening, where they parted ways and Ms Cutler returned briefly to the function. She was last seen alive leaving the Parmelia Hilton car park in her Fiat sedan about 12: 30 AM on June 20, 1988.

Commissioner Dawson said the cold case homicide squad had launched a fresh investigation into Ms Cutler’s disappearance after an extensive review of the case. He said they had spoken to dozens of people but were still hoping to hear from any of her workmates who had been at the function that night and anyone else who might have information.

“There is fresh information, which I will not expand on, but we are asking… anyone who does have any information about Julie’s disappearance (to come forward),” Commissioner Dawson said.

“We believe there are people in the community who do know information.

“Over a long period of time, allegiances do change; people’s personal circumstances do change.” Commissioner Dawson welcomed the State Government reward.
“We believe this will assist people in deciding whether to come forward, we appeal to your conscience, we ask you to come forward,” he said.
He said the Cutler family had been waiting 30 years for answers which police could not yet provide.
Mrs. Roberts said the State Government hoped the reward would prompt someone with valuable information to come forward.
“If you know something, please remember Julie’s family has waited in pain, anguish, and uncertainty for 30 years,” she said.
“It’s time this matter was resolved for the sake of the family and the sake of the community.”


With the current context in Western Australia, authorities are facing an incredible challenge to solve the cold case of Julie Cutler. The 30-year-old case still lacks proper evidence to arrest the suspect. The WA Government is offering $250,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for her disappearance.

Cold cases are a sad reality throughout the world. Law enforcement struggles to solve such cold cases due to a multitude of reasons. Sometimes there isn’t enough evidence for a conviction; other times, there is no DNA or witnesses.

The crime rate in Western Australia is at its peak. Local Law enforcement is constantly challenged to find an innovative way and distinct approaches to solving cold cases. More than often, current investigative means at their disposal fail to deliver the expected results and they are time-consuming and expensive.

In the cold case of the Julie Cutler, authorities are confronted with an old mystery and limited evidence. Law Enforcement will have to investigate and inquire about all possible leads, including the parents and colleague, in order to discover the murderer or how Julie disappeared.

So how can law enforcement rise up to the challenge and solve this cold case and put the criminal behind bars? How can law enforcement help facilitate swift justice for such cases in future?

Why iCognative?

Did you ever think that technology could advance so far as to rely on information stored in the human brain? iCognative by Brainwave Science sets a new standard in security solutions that can aid nations across the globe.

iCognative is a state-of-the-art modern innovative security technology, it is an answer to authorities’ problems. Its purpose is to support law enforcement personnel with different levels of security challenges in their efforts to keep citizens and national borders safe.

iCognative has unprecedented ability to help distinguish between an innocent and a perpetrator, by identifying information present in the brain. This revolutionary technology can be of invaluable help in applications industries such as Counterterrorism, Border Security, Counterintelligence or Law Enforcement.

In the cold case of the Julie Cutler, iCognative can help law enforcement solve the case. In order to do that, a test case needs to be built. With the help of a iCognative test, any suspect, witness or person of interest relevant to this investigation can be a subjected to this test which can be conducted accordingly. In this disappearing case, the parents and female colleague can be potential person/s for the test as well as any other person of interest relevant to the case.  Any confidential information only known to perpetrator will be used as input to the system to conduct a test on suspects.  In this mystery according to the news media, information such as the girl’s picture or name- Julie Cutler; the location – ocean beach at Cottesloe; the day and date of the crime – Monday, June 20, 1988; the vehicle-Fiat Sedan; This information can be used as stimuli either in the form of words, phrases or pictures depending on in what form it is available along with other information known only to the investigators and the perpetrator can be flashed on a monitor to conduct iCognative test.

During the iCognative test, the stimuli selected for each suspect/s will be displayed on a monitor, so that system can capture the reaction of the brain and clearly see if the information is present. At the end of the test, the system analyses the brain’s responses to the respective stimuli with 99.9% accuracy if the information is absent or present in the brain of the tested suspect. This testing can help investigative agents successfully solve the case and save resources and time.

With this scientific and reliable ground-breaking technology, the cold case of Julie Cutler can be put to rest and her criminal can finally be behind bars. iCognative by Brainwave Science aims to deliver justice at a global scale, aiding law enforcement in keeping their nations safe and protected. When everything else fails the “brain’ of the perpetrator is always there and the beauty of the iCognative technology is that it always ‘brain’ of the perpetrator to do the talking. When your ‘brainwaves’ talk there is no way for criminals to hide.

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