Allison Newstead
Allison Newstead

A $100,000 reward is on offer for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the death of Allison Newstead in 1993.

The partially decomposed body of the 17-year-old girl was found at the disused colliery near Cessnock in October 1993.

The reward, originally offered in 1998, is still available today, despite police investigations resulting in two men being charged in relation to the crime.

One of the men pleaded guilty to supplying amphetamines, however, the other man was found not guilty of unlawfully disposing of Allison's body.

The crime is a continuing local investigation which was reviewed by Strike Force Fenwick a number of years ago.

Central Hunter Detectives have exhausted all current lines of enquiry and are hoping that someone out there who holds the key to this investigation will come forward.

Anyone with information should contact Central Hunter Police or report information using the methods shown below.


Do you have information that can help police with this case?

Any information you have about this is worth giving to police, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem.

You can provide information to police via any of the methods below:

Any information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Your help may give police the clue they need to close this case and provide some comfort for the families of victims.

How to claim your reward

  1. Contact Crime Stoppers or your local Police Station.
  2. Identify yourself and indicate you have information about a crime and that you wish to claim a reward.
  3. You will then be put in contact with a police officer involved in the investigation of that case.