A girl believed to be a murdered Queensland schoolgirl was seen running from a man into her neighbour's yard hours before her body was found.
Neighbour, Karen Symonds, is accused of lying to a judicial hearing when she said the slain teen did not go to her house on November 19, 1989.
No one has ever been charged over 15-year-old Toowoomba resident Annette Mason's brutal death more than 20 years ago.
Witnesses told Symonds' perjury trial they saw a teen girl wearing only a long t-shirt run through Symonds' front gate and down the side of her house in the early hours of November 19.
She was followed down the street by a man, according to the three witnesses, who were in a passing car.
Passenger Sharon Betts said the girl kept looking back at the man but didn't appeal to the trio for help.
"(Her expression was) fairly neutral, I don't recall her looking scared," Ms Betts told the court.
The young woman was not seen entering Symonds' house.
Ms Mason's bloodied body was found in her own house that afternoon.
Symonds allegedly later told two people that Ms Mason had come to her door in distress but she hadn't let the schoolgirl in because she was in bed with a man with whom she was having an affair.
Symonds allegedly told a third person that she knew who killed Annette but never went to the police because she feared for her life.
She denied the conversations to police and told a 1999 Queensland Crime Commission hearing that the last time she'd seen Annette alive was the day before her death.
The trial in the Brisbane District Court continues.