The NSW Government has announced a $350,000 reward for information over the suspicious disappearance and suspected murder of a woman from Sydney’s west.
Nadire Sensoy, aged 71, was last seen near her home on Upwey Street, Prospect, on Thursday 6 December 2018.
Her family reported her missing on Tuesday 11 December 2018, with officers from Blacktown Police Command commencing an investigation under Strike Force Admirality.
Mrs Sensoy has not been seen or heard from since. Her family and police continue to hold serious concerns for her welfare.
Mrs Sensoy is described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, about 165cm tall, of a thin build, and with short dyed brown hair.
As police continue their inquiries, Police and Emergency Services Minister David Elliott has announced a $350,000 reward for information that leads to locating Mrs Sensoy.
“Since Nadire Sensoy was reported missing in 2018, her family have been searching for answers. Someone must know something about her disappearance,” Mr Elliott.
“I hope this reward will generate information and assist Strike Force Admirality investigators locate any individual or individuals involved.”
Blacktown Police Area Commander, Superintendent Stephen Egginton, said it was out of character for Mrs Sensoy to not be in contact with her family.
“Nadire is very much a family-oriented person – she’s a devoted mother to five, grandmother to 17 and great-grandmother to four,” Supt Egginton said.
“It’s puzzling to say the least that no one has seen or heard from her in nearly two years. Mrs Sensoy is not the type of person to just up and leave without telling anyone.
“Our investigators have been told that, before she was reported missing, she had planned appointments; however, she did not attend.
“We’re continuing to follow up all lines of inquiry, including the grim possibility that Mrs Sensoy may have met with foul play.”
Mrs Sensoy’s daughter, Turkan Alagoz, 53, said she could not believe that her mother would willingly leave behind her family, friends and life without letting anyone know.
“Mum’s lived in Prospect for more than 40 years and is well known and respected by all of her neighbours; with some even calling her ‘aunty’,” Ms Alagoz said.
“She always helps out where she can; whether that be driving them to and from the shops or passing on her baking treats.
“It’s been so difficult not knowing where mum is, and not being able to speak with her. Please, if you know where she is or have any information that can help police find her, I beg you to come forward.”
The $350,000 reward can be paid for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the suspicious disappearance of Mrs Sensoy.
Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Admirality investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.