FNQ Media Awards

The murder of Japanese girl Michiko Okuyama in Cairns Australia sent media into a frenzy. Her body was found dumped in a Cairns swamp and a 16 year old youth was arrested for her murder. Despite police assurances that the accused had already been sent to Brisbane detention I staked out the police air wing for days – before being rewarded with the only photographs of the accused – in some obscuring his face so the photo could be published in Australia.