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February 12, 2013

New South Wales government is providing a reward for information that leads to discovering how American-born mathematician Scott Johnson died in Sydney 24 years ago

Police in New South Wales, Australia, are offering a $100,000 (Australian dollars, $102,500 ,€76,500) reward to anyone with information that will solve the mystery around the suspicious death of a gay man in Sydney 24 years ago.

American-born mathematician Scott Johnson was found dead on the rocks at the bottom of North Head, a scenic cliff at the start of Sydney harbor on 10 December 1988.

June 27, 2012

An Australian court has opened the way for a new investigation into the death of an American gay man in 1988 that was dismissed as a suicide

The New South Wales Coroners Court has paved the way for a new investigation into the 1988 death of an American gay man in Sydney.

A 1989 inquest ruled the death of 27 year old Scott Johnson to be a suicide despite his body being found naked on the rocks below an area where gay men were known to sunbathe and meet for sex near Manly’s Shelly Beach.

Johnson had no history of depression and had been told only that morning that he was well on his way to achieving his doctorate in mathematics from the Australian National University.

June 27, 2012

An Australian court has opened the way for a new investigation into the death of an American gay man in 1988 that was dismissed as a suicide

The New South Wales Coroners Court has paved the way for a new investigation into the 1988 death of an American gay man in Sydney.

A 1989 inquest ruled the death of 27 year old Scott Johnson to be a suicide despite his body being found naked on the rocks below an area where gay men were known to sunbathe and meet for sex near Manly’s Shelly Beach.

Johnson had no history of depression and had been told only that morning that he was well on his way to achieving his doctorate in mathematics from the Australian National University.