Michelle Bright investigations continue

Post date: Feb 26, 2019 6:46:57 PM

Today (27/2) will mark 20 years since Gulgong resident Michelle Bright was murdered, after leaving a friend’s birthday party, with her body found 3 days later in long grass by the side of Barneys Reef Road, halfway between the party, and her parents’ home.

Local and Homicide Squad detectives conducted numerous inquiries at the time and, in 2000, the NSW Government offered a $100,000 reward for information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Michelle’s death.

During the 2009 Coronial Inquest into her suspected murder, the Coroner recommended the reward be increased to $500,000, which was granted by the NSW Government, and remains on offer.

Detective Superintendent Scott Cook of the Homicide squad says that case remains under investigation.

Following a review under the Homicide Squad’s new processes, the matter is now being re-investigated by detectives from the Unsolved Homicide Unit under Strike Force Mitcham II.

Investigators are continuing to follow all lines of inquiry to bring justice for Michelle and her loved ones.

As investigations continue, anyone with information about Michelle’s murder is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.