Police renew appeal for information into the Rachelle Childs’ murder

Slain: Rachelle Childs.
Slain: Rachelle Childs.

Homicide Squad detectives investigating the death of 23-year-old Rachelle Childs at Gerroa 14 years ago are renewing their appeal for information, with the government doubling the reward to solve the crime to $200,000.

Rachelle Child's partially-burned body was located in a shallow ditch off Crooked River Road, near the town of Gerroa, on the morning of Friday, June 8, 2001.

Despite exhaustive inquiries by detectives and a Coronial Inquest into Rachelle's death, the person responsible has never been located.

This was a deeply shocking incident that left a small town reeling and we need the community's help to solve this crime.

Police still haven't been able to confirm what happened to Rachelle that Friday morning or what her movements were the night before, but they do know she was supposed to meet someone at the Bargo Hotel.

In addition, her vehicle was found secure in the car park of the Bargo Hotel after her body was located.

Rachelle was well-liked within the community. She was a trusting and caring woman who excelled in her career as a car saleswoman and also represented NSW Cricket.

In October 2011, the Minister for Police and Emergency Services doubled the $100,000 reward on offer to solve the crime to $200,000.

Police said someone out there knows what happened to Rachelle and needs them to come forward so we can solve this matter and give closure to Rachelle's family.

The reward of up to $200,000 is payable for information that leads to the conviction of the person or people responsible for Rachelle's death.

If you have any information that may assist police report online atwww.nsw.crimestoppers.com.au or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 (24/7). You can remain anonymous.

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