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The last time anyone saw Perth teenager Kerry Turner she was getting into a car.

In the early hours of June 29, 1991, Perth teenager Kerry Turner climbed into the back seat of a dark blue car. Her body was found in dense bushland four weeks later.

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the 18-year-old’s death, but police are still no closer to catching her killer.

Turner’s family remain hopeful that will change and are issuing a new appeal for information, convinced that someone, somewhere must know something about what happened to their little girl.

That fateful night, Kerry had become separated from her friend at Perth nightclub Pinnochio’s, and caught a taxi to Shepperton Road in East Victoria Park, opposite Cafe Affair.

It was there at around 5am that she was seen climbing in the vehicle – possibly a Datsun 260Z sedan – with dark blue paint and distinctive multi-spoke wheels.

That was the last time Kerry was seen alive. Her body was discovered a month later near Canning Dam, some 40km away.

Kerry’s father John Turner told ABC radio that even though more than two decades have passed, he and his wife, Sue, still grapple with the grief.

“We think about this every single day, in some way or another we remember our daughter, so it’s always fresh,” he said.

“We miss Kerry so much, her tragic loss has left a gaping hole in our family of missing grandchildren, possibly even great-grandchildren.”

Acting Superintendent Peter Branchi from WA’s State Crime Operations Division said there is no doubt there are members of the community who know what happened to Kerry.

“Over time allegiances change, people change and circumstances change,” he told AAP, “and someone who may have felt intimidated or uncomfortable sharing information with police back in the 1990s may now be in a position to do so.”

If you have any information relating to the death of Kerry Turner, please call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000. All calls can be made anonymously.

Feature image via Community News.