“As part of this renewed appeal, we are asking all associates of the Melbin family and those who were close to Lynette in the ’70s to contact police,” Laidlaw said as part of the announcement.
The $500,000 reward is for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Lynette’s disappearance.
Police believe there are locals in the Nepean area with vital information about Lynette who have yet to come forward.
Lynette’s twin sister, Liana Stewart, said the family is still “praying” for answers.
“The grief was unimaginable – it never goes away – and the hole in our hearts can never be repaired,” she said.
“We know Lynette has stumbled upon something sinister and is never coming back, and the best we can hope for is someone who knows something is about to show up so we finally know what happened.”
A 2001 coronal examination of Lynette’s disappearance found that she most likely died on or about June 5, 1972, of “unspecified causes.”
The inquest into Lynette’s disappearance was reviewed in 2012. She was later referred to the unsolved homicide squad, which has since re-investigated the case.
“It’s too late for mum, who we lost two years ago, but we pray we get the answers, especially for our 86-year-old father,” Stewart said.
“If anyone knows anything, no matter how small, please get in touch, we’ll be forever grateful,” Stewart said.
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