Family members are hopeful a coroner will finally name the person, or people, responsible for one of Albury's longest unsolved murders.
Bronwynne Richardson was raped and dumped in water off what is now Waterview Road west of Albury, on October 12, 1973.
A coroner will hand down findings on Monday at the end of a third inquest into the matter, and after an exhaustive police investigation which has followed thousands of pieces of information.
Police believe Newey - a sexually and physically violent man who was related to the late teenager - killed her, possibly with Max Martin.
Newey was charged with her murder, which was later dropped, and died in 2019.
Martin had been released from jail on the day of the abduction, rape and murder.
The involvement of another man, Kevin Newman, can't be ruled out.
Last Tuesday marked 48 years that the family has waited for answers.
The late beauty queen's sister, Fiona Hume, is hopeful the coroner's findings on Monday will be the start of them moving on.
"We're hoping for more information about what happened to her on the night and possibly some answers about who was involved, and who wasn't involved," she said.
"We're hoping for a little bit of resolution, and I guess resolution for the people of Albury as well.
"It's been a pretty infamous case around Albury and Corowa for 48 years.
"We're hoping this will be the beginning of a new chapter for us and we can start to heal a bit."
The inquest which started in Albury in February provided new information to the family and squarely pointed the finger at Newey.
His brother, Peter, broke down while giving evidence and at one point appeared on the verge of opening up, before stopping short.
"Personally I got very frustrated with Peter and his noncommittal answers," Ms Hume said.
Peter apologised for his brother's actions and said he couldn't believe what he'd done.
"With what's happened ... I just, nup ... I couldn't believe it," he said.
There is no suggestion Peter Newey had any involvement in the incident.
While Ms Richardson's father Stan died five years ago, her mother Noelle Richardson has followed the coronial inquest.
Ms Hume said they were indebted to Detective Sergeant Steven Morgan for his meticulous and unrelenting pursuit of answers.
Open findings have been handed down in previous inquests.
Police believe Colin Newey's lies led investigators down the wrong path for decades and led to the finger wrongly being pointed at others.
"We just wanted the truth," Ms Hume said.
"If the coroner can deliver that then I think it will provide us with the ability to start to heal."
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