Mark's family are deeply unsatisfied with the way the Oxley LAC have handled the case.
NSW Greens MP and barrister, David Shoebridge, began reviewing Mark's files and became passionate and committed to helping Mark's family find justice.
In a bid to raise the profile of the cold case, Shoebridge quoted Mark's uncle during a speech, stating:
“It is sad but no-one cared about a dead Aboriginal teenage boy in Tamworth in the late ‘80s.”
A local woman came forward with a startling revelation that her son drove the car that took Mark's body out to the train tracks. Six months after Mark's death he took his own life and allegedly left three notes detailing the crime.
The information given by that woman saw the case reopened.
Mr Shoebridge returned to state parliament and lobbied to have the case given to the elite State Crime Command’s Homicide squad.
On the 29th anniversary of Mark's death in January this year, the family and Mr Shoebridge staged a protest outside the local police station.
The State Crime Command are now conducting a full review of the Oxley LAC's investigations into Mark's death over the past 29 years.
If they find any of their investigations inadequate in any way, they will take on the case.
The family say this is their last hope of finding out #WhatHappenedToMark
The special investigation that got Mark Haines' cold case reopened returns tonight, #ColdJustice 9:00pm on NITV (Ch 34).