A $500,000 NSW Government reward has today been announced for information relating to the disappearance of Sydney teenager Katrina Bohnenkamp, who has been missing for more than seven years.
The last confirmed sighting of Katrina, then aged 15, was on Friday 26 October 2012 at a home in Strathfield. Despite extensive investigations since that date, her whereabouts remain unknown.
The matter is the subject of a Coronial Inquest commencing Wednesday 27 November 2019.
Auburn detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding Katrina’s disappearance under Strike Force Delange and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
To assist with ongoing investigations, the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott, has announced a $500,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance or death of Katrina, or the recovery of Katrina.
Strike Force Delange’s Christie Houldin, said detectives were dedicated to finding out what happened to Katrina.
“Our detectives have been relentlessly working through all the information we’ve received over the years and will continue to follow up all lines of inquiry until we can provide answers to Katrina’s family,” Insp Houldin said.
“This reward gives us an opportunity to appeal to those who may have otherwise been uninclined to talk to us to finally come forward.
“If you know something – you now have an additional half a million reasons to contact us. It will be too late to come forward when we are knocking on your door.”
Katrina’s half-sister, Jaide Simpson, said she hoped the appeal would prompt those with information to come forward.
“It’s been more than seven years since I last saw Katrina. I miss her every day and I just want to bring her home,” she said.
“If you have any information that might help the investigation, please come forward and speak to the police.”
Anyone with information about this incident 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.