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Chilling New Video Reveals Sydney Man’s NSW Police Interview About 1988 Murder Of Gay American

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A chilling new video released by the NSW Supreme Court captures the moment Sydney resident Scott White discusses with police detectives about the 1988 murder of 27-year-old gay American mathematician Scott Johnson.Trigger Warning: This story had details of homophobic slurs and the murder of a gay man, which might be distressing to some readers.

For 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention call Lifeline on 13 11 14. For Australia-wide LGBTQI peer support call QLife on 1800 184 527 or webchat.Johnson’s naked body was found on the morning of December 10, 1988 at the base of a cliff at Blue Fish Point, near Manly’s North Head on Sydney’s northern beaches.

Initially ruled a suicide, decades later fresh police investigation into the case led to White’s arrest in May 2020.Scott White (right, in handcuffs) was arrested in 2021 for the 1988 gay hate murder of American mathematician Scott Johnson (left).The video of White’s police interview and the judgment copy provides new details in the case.White’s ex-wife Helen was the one who alerted NSW police in 2019 to his role in the murder and helped solve the three decade old case.

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