The mother of Sharon Lee Mason, a Perth schoolgirl who was murdered decades ago, has died just three days after her daughter’s killer was finally granted parole after 25 years behind bars.
Sharon was 14 years old when her mother, April Fawcett, last saw her alive in 1983.
Her body was found nine years later, buried behind a shop formerly owned by Arthur Greer in the Perth suburb of Mosman Park, by a bobcat operator carrying out earthworks.
PHOTO: Ms Fawcett was said to have been destroyed by Sharon’s death. (ABC News)
Greer, who had a long criminal record, was charged and later found guilty of murder after a trial and a retrial.
Less than a week ago, on May 9, WA Attorney-General John Quigley approved the 80-year-old’s release on the grounds of failing health, stipulating he was to be immediately deported to the United Kingdom.
Three days later, Ms Fawcett died.