Alan Martin Fox
Alan Martin Fox

A $100,000 reward is on offer for information on the 1979 disappearance of a couple in northern NSW.

Alan Fox and his girlfriend Anneke Adriaansen were last seen on 15 January, 1979 hitch-hiking from Sydney to the Mid-North Coast.

Alan, who was 21 at the time, and Anneke, who was 17, left Berowra Heights on 11 January, 1979 and hitchhiked to Kempsey and Byron Bay.

It is believed they intended to travel on to Upper Burringbar to buy land, but neither was ever heard from again.

Despite an extensive investigation into their disappearance, they have never been located.

In May 1981, the State Government offered a $50,000 reward for any information leading to their location.

In August 2005, the Deputy State Coroner Carl Milovanovich held an inquest into the couple's disappearance and issued death certificates for both, before handing down an open finding as to the date, time and cause of death.

He also asked that consideration be given to re-initiating rewards for information that helps police find their bodies and arrest those responsible.

The then Minister for Police, Carl Scully, approved a doubling of the reward to $100,000 in the hope that further information may be forthcoming.

Police believe the couple have died in suspicious circumstances.

It is hoped that somebody who was afraid to come forward with information at the time may now feel they can help police with this matter.

Click here for more information on Alan Martin Fox on the NSW Police Force Missing Persons Enquiry System.

Click here for more information on Anneke Nicolette Adriaansen on the NSW Police Force Missing Persons Enquiry System.

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

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