Daughter's Emotional Plea For Information Over Roxlyn Bowie Disappearance And Murder
Bowie's daughter Brenda issued a heart-wrenching call for information about her missing mother who disappeared 36 years ago.
"I was only six-years-old when my mother disappeared and it has been hard living my life not knowing what happened to her," Brenda told the media on Friday.
"Also, my brother Warren passed away in 2016. He also died without knowing what happened to our mother. If this ... brings anyone forward ... my hope is to lay them to rest together."
The NSW government announced a $1 million reward on Friday for information that could help solve the cold case of Roxlyn Bowie, a NSW mother who disappeared without a trace.
Bowie, 31, was last seen at her Walgett home in Northern NSW at about 6pm on June 5, 1982.
She left behind her children Brenda then six and Warren, then nearly two. They were lying alone in their beds when she vanished.
"From what I remember of my mum, it just seems impossible that she would have left my brother or I and I just ask that if any of the public can put themselves in my position. I just want answers," Brenda said on Friday.
The massive million-dollar sum aims to encourage anyone with information to come forward.
"This is a substantial amount of money and a significant reward and the reason it is a significant reward announced by the government is because we want justice to be done," Detective Superintendent Daniel Doherty said on Friday.
"We believe there are people out there who know exactly what happened to Roxlyn … and we hope that this reward will be the catalyst for them to come forward."
In October this year, Police renewed their appeal for assistance over Bowie's disappearance and suspected murder.
"Roxlyn Bowie was described as a shy and quiet woman, and a beloved daughter and mother," said Doherty in October 2018.
"From all accounts, Mrs Bowie was utterly devoted to her two young children, which makes her disappearance very puzzling to those who knew her well."
In 2014, a Coronial Inquest found Bowie had died on or around the 5th of June 1982 and that it was likely she had met with foul play.
Her cause of death was not determined and her body has never been found.
Her former husband, John Bowie, has always denied he was involved in her disappearance.
The investigation reopened by police last month will focus on the forensic examination of two letters purported to be sent by Bowie after she disappeared.
The first letter was addressed to John Bowie telling him "don't try to find me, because I'll never come back to you".
The second was addressed to her parents, informing them she had started a new life.
Police expect the renewed investigation will last anywhere from weeks to several years depending on the evidence they manage to collect.
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