Million-Dollar Reward On Missing Person Cold Case Rekindles Hopes for Answers


A $1-million-dollar reward has been put up by the NSW Government for information in relation to a missing person cold case from 1993. Missing man William “Bill” Roach has been missing since New Years’ Eve on 1993.

William Roach was 25 years old when we was last seen on Friday 31st December 1993 at Barney Street, Armidale. He has never been heard from since, and his disappearence is regarded as suspicious.

Murder is suspected, however his whereabouts or that of his body have never been determined. He was reported as missing in the early days of 1994.

There have been multiple attempts over the years to locate him, with an earlier reward of $50,000 being offered in 2004, under Strike Force Annan. In 2010, a coronial inquest concluded that Mr Roach was likely deceased, but the cause of death was undetermined. In Armidale in Februarhy 2016, a crime scene warrant was executed, and the reward increased to $100,000.

Mr Roach was described as being 180cm, Caucasian with brown hair and brown eyes, wearing blue jeans, a red flannelette shirt and boots at the time he was last seen.

Mr Roach’s sister Kim said “We are so grateful for a reward of this magnitude”, and hoped that it would lead to finally finding out what had happened to her brother.

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