Who is Khe Sanh Cox?
Khe Sanh Cox has named as a criminal after one of Australia’s most popular songs, a week after issuing a public alert when she went on the run. She was found inside a home in Greenwith in South Australia on Saturday, days after cutting off her home detention bracelet and fleeing her house.
Her unusual first name references the Aussie pub anthem Khe Sanh by rock band Cold Chisel – the title itself being a reference to the US Marines base during the Vietnam War.
How old is Khe Sanh Cox?
According to her date of birth, Khe Sanh Cox is 28 years old as of 2021.
Khe Sanh Cox Wanted
Police said they received information about 5:00pm Saturday that Ms Cox may have been inside a stolen blue Honda Civic, which was seen travelling around the Riverland township of Kingston on Murray.
Two hours later, police said, officers were called to a petrol station in Waikerie, about 34 kilometres to the west, where it was alleged Khe Sanh Cox driving a vehicle of the same description had failed to pay for petrol.
Police said the car was spotted about 8:00pm at Munno Para, and then tracked by the police helicopter as it travelled through several of Adelaide’s northern suburbs. According to SA Police, the car was then dumped and a female driver and a male passenger ran away before allegedly breaking into a house on McCann Place in Greenwith, where they were arrested.
Khe Sanh Cox, Cold Chiesel’s Song
On Monday, SA Police appealed to the public for help finding 28-year-old Khe Sanh Cox, of Surrey Downs in Adelaide’s north-eastern suburbs. Police said Ms Cox was wanted in connection with a number of offences, including break-ins and car theft.
The Facebook post appealing for help to find her was liked and shared thousands of times, with many comments referencing the woman’s name, popularised in Cold Chisel’s song Khe Sanh, about a veteran of the Vietnam War returning to civilian life.
In a separate post on Twitter, SA Police bought into the banter, referencing other Cold Chisel songs.
What we know so far about Khe Sanh Cox
Police said a woman was at home at the time, but was not physically injured.
The man was charged with illegal use of a motor vehicle and hindering police.
He was granted bail and was due to appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court in March.
Ms Cox was “yet to be charged”, SA Police said on Saturday night.
“Police would like to thank the public for their assistance.”
Khe Sanh Cox Facebook
The SA Police Facebook post announcing Ms Cox’s arrest has attracted more than 6,000 reactions and many more comments referencing Cold Chisel.