Towner was the son of Lauren’s babysitter, to whom the girl’s mother Jurina Hickson entrusted with her daughter’s care.
Lauren had been left alone with Towner while Mrs Hickson and her husband believed she was in the care of Towner’s mother.
A huge police search was mounted when Lauren vanished from her parents’ caravan.
Two days later, the little girl’s near-naked body was found in a creek bed 500m from the family home.
And now, less than three decades on from the shocking murder, Towner has freedom within his reach should the SPA approve his release.
Jurina Hickson has backed a Change.org petition calling on the SPA to block Towner's parole.
'I'll never forgive him while I've still got breath in my body,' Ms Hickson said.
'The murder was so horrific. He sexually assaulted and tortured her. I just can't understand why a prisoner of his calibre is going to get a get-out-of-jail-free card.' She continued.