Experts call for new inquiry into death of WA man Andrew Petrelis in witness protection

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Experts are calling for a new inquiry into the alleged suspicious death of West Australian police officer, Andrew Petrelis, while he was in witness protection.

According to Nine Now, Petrelis was in witness protection, closely monitored by authorities due to his alleged involvement in a previous multi-million-dollar drug case.

However, 108 days after agreeing to go into witness protection, Petrelis was found dead from an apparent heroin overdose.

Andrew's ruled medical cause of death.
Andrew’s ruled medical cause of death. Photo: Nine Now.

To this day, questions have been raised on whether he was murdered, whether it was an accident, or whether his details were leaked from witness protection, leading to his death.

This has now led to a push for a fresh inquiry and investigation into his death.

Petrelis’ parents have advocated for accountability from law enforcement and continue to seek closure and justice for their son’s death.

“We can’t bring Andrew back, we know that. But those people, they’ve got to be held accountable,” Andrew’s father Nick said.

“I just want my son to be able to rest in peace,” Andrew’s mother, Lesley, said.

Source: Nine Now. 

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