The family of Lewis Buddy Kelly might finally be closer to justice after 34 years of waiting for answers.

Buddy was found dead on the railway lines at South Kempsey in the early hours of New Year’s Eve 1983. His death remains unsolved and his family have raised serious concerns with the nature and scope of the initial police investigation.

Greens MP David Shoebridge and Buddy’s family will be speaking to the media about recent developments in the case.

WHEN: 2.30pm Monday 30 July
WHERE: River end of Kemp Street, underneath the Rail Bridge, Kempsey
WHO: Lewis Buddy Kelly’s family and Greens MP Aboriginal Justice Spokesperson David Shoebridge

Greens MP and Aboriginal Justice Spokesperson David Shoebridge said:

“Every family deserves answers about the death of a loved one. Buddy was just sixteen when he died and his family have waited 34 years too long for justice.” Mr Shoebridge said.

Monica Kelly, sister of Buddy Kelly said:

“Our family have been demanding answers and justice for Buddy’s death for decades and we hope that now people are finally hearing us.” Ms Kelly said.