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Detectives appeal for vehicle of interest in Stockton shooting murder

Thursday, 28 October 2021 03:44:15 AM

Strike force detectives have released an image of a similar vehicle of interest as they continue to investigate the shooting death of a woman in Stockton earlier this year.

Just after 8pm on Wednesday 9 June 2021, emergency services were called to a home on Queen Street, Stockton, following reports of a shooting.

A 61-year-old woman answered her front door before she was shot; she died at the scene and was later identified as Stacey Klimovitch.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District established Strike Force Backhouse to investigate the circumstances surrounding Stacey’s murder.

As investigations continue, strike force detectives have released an image of a similar vehicle which they believe was used in the commission of the offence.

It’s believed to be a dark coloured 2013 to 2017 Holden Commodore VF SSV V8 sedan.

Strike force detectives believe the vehicle is linked to persons involved in the shooting, either directly or through a third party.

Investigators are appealing to anyone who may have noticed a vehicle matching this description in and around the area at the time of the homicide to contact Newcastle Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone who may have information which could assist Strike Force Backhouse investigators is urged to come forward.

Anyone with information about Strike Force Backhouse 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 information via NSW Police social media pages.