Bernd Lehmann
Bernd Lehmann

NSW Minister for Police Tony Kelly today announced a $100,000 reward to help find those responsible for the murder of Sydney man Bernd Lehmann.

Mr Kelly said the reward would be available to anyone who provided information that led to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this brutal crime.

Mr Lehmann, 66, was found dead at his home in Alt Street, Ashfield on Thursday, 14 February this year.

“Police are interested in information on how Mr Lehman was intending to make his way to Sydney Airport to board a flight later that afternoon on Tuesday, 12th February, 2008.”

Police immediately launched a murder investigation and established Strike Force Navala comprising officers from the Homicide Squad and the Ashfield Local Area Command.

“This is a particularly shocking crime,” Mr Kelly said.

“Mr Lehmann had been violently attacked and sustained severe head wounds.

“The initial investigation has led police to believe Mr Lehmann may have known his attacker.

“Now police are relying on further information from the community to help confirm the tragic circumstances of his death.”

Mr Kelly said police hope the $100,000 reward will encourage potential witnesses and others in the community to come forward with details about Mr Lehmann, the people he knew and the events leading up to his death.

“Mr Lehmann’s family deserve to know what happened to him and who took his life,” Mr Kelly said.

“I encourage anyone has information that might assist police with their enquiries to come forward. It might seem like an insignificant piece of information, but it might just be the missing piece of the puzzle that leads to criminal charges.”

Anyone with information should contact NSW police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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