Child rapist who murdered Kylie Maybury 6 jailed for life

November 6, 1984 – Kylie and her mum visit their neighbour Lorna Simpson on Melbourne Cup day and Kylie is sent to a nearby shop to buy sugar.

Kylie leaves the shop with the sugar but never makes it home. The alarm is raised and a search ensues.

November 7, 1984 – Police find the little girl’s body dumped in a gutter in Preston in the early hours of the morning.

Late November, 1984 – An anonymous caller tells police a white Holden Kingswood station wagon was involved in Kylie’s death.

1985 – Police announce a $50,000 reward for information. It’s later increased to $1 million.

May 1997 – A second anonymous caller nominates a person of interest, police say, without disclosing the name.

February 2001 – Convicted child killer Robert Lowe, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of another six-year-old, is DNA tested but cleared as the prime suspect in Kylie’s murder.

June 2016 – Gregory Keith Davies, 74, is arrested at his Waterford Park home and charged with the rape and murder of Kylie.

May 29, 2017 – Davies pleads guilty to both charges. Another charge was withdrawn by prosecutors.

Sources: Victoria Police, AAP file