Police are renewing their appeal for information into a man who has been missing from Armidale since 1993, after a reward relating to his disappearance was increased to $100,000.

Photo Mr Bill Roach

William “Bill” Roach, who was aged 25 at the time, was last seen on Grafton Road Armidale, on Friday 31 December 1993.

Strike Force Annan was established in 2003 to examine the circumstances surrounding his disappearance.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Troy Grant has approved a reward increase of up $100,000 for information leading to the location of William Roach.

This is an increase of $50,000 from the prior reward.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Toy Grant said the smallest piece of information could provide clues needed to close the case.

“Mr Roach’s family deserve to know what happened to him. They have waited long enough for answers about his disappearance,” Mr Grant said.

Acting Inspector Stuart Gray, Crime Manager at New England Local Area Command, says he hopes the reward will help solve the case.

“We hope that this increase in the reward will encourage anyone with information to come forward and help bring a resolution to this investigation”.

“I’d urge anyone with information, regardless of how insignificant you think it may be, to come forward,” Acting Inspector Gray said.

Investigators from Strike Force Annan have been following a number of lines of inquiry and executed a crime scene warrant at a property on the outskirts of Armidale in late February.

Anyone with any information can contact Armidale Detectives on 02 6771 0699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.