NSW offers $1M reward for information on missing mum Roxlyn Bowie

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Roxlyn Bowie
The NSW Government has announced a $1 million reward for information leading to the suspected murder of Roxlyn Bowie, who vanished in 1982. Twitter/NSW Police

The NSW Government will give $1 million reward to anyone who has information in relation to the suspected murder of Roxlyn Bowie, who was 31 when she was reported missing 36 years ago. The mother of two was last seen at her home in Walgett, northern NSW on June 5, 1982.

Mrs Bowie left behind her husband and young children, aged six and almost two, when she went missing. She was described as of Caucasian appearance, 167 cm tall, had slim build, brown hair and hazel eyes. She also wore reading glasses.

According to NSW Police, an investigation into her disappearance commenced before the case was assigned to the Homicide Squad. Then in September 2014, a Coronial Inquest found that she had died but the cause of her death was undetermined as her body had not been located.

On Friday, decades after she disappeared, the NSW Government announced a $1 million reward for anyone with information leading to the location of Mrs Bowie’s body or information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for her suspected murder.

“As a former police officer, I understand any relevant information, no matter how small it may seem, will be appreciated by investigators, Tory Grant, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, said. “We know Roxlyn’s family and the community wants answers, and until police can uncover the truth, justice will not be served.

Mrs Bowie’s daughter, Brenda Boyd, said she hoped the reward would encourage anyone with information to come forward. Her brother, Warren, who was about to turn two when their mum vanished, died in 2006 without knowing what happened to Mrs Bowie.

“Tragically, my brother Warren has passed away and will never know what happened to our beloved mother,” she said. “It’s not fair that we’ve gone most of our lives without knowing why she was taken from us. I urge people to put themselves in my position and realise just how important it is that we find the truth. Please, tell investigators what you know so we can finally have justice for Mum.”

Robbery and Serious Crime Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Daniel Doherty, has welcomed the reward announcement, adding those who would come forward could rest assured that their details would be treated in strict confidence.

Anyone with information may assist Strike Force Maluka detectives and contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000 or nsw.crimstoppers.com.au.

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