Homicide Squad detectives have charged a man and a woman with murder after the re-opening of a 20-year-old case relating to the suspicious disappearance of Amber Haigh.
Haigh, who was last seen at Campbelltown Train Station on 5 June 2002, failed to return to her Kingsvale home and was reported missing on 19 June 2002.
A formal case review conducted under the Homicide Squad’s Unsolved Homicide framework in 2020 re-launched an investigation into Amber’s disappearance as part of Strike Force Villamar II.
Last month New South Wales Police in conjunction with the NSW Government announced a reward of $1 million for information relating to Amber’s suspicious disappearance and suspected murder.
On 28 April 2022 Detectives from Strike Force Villamar II seized a white Suzuki Sierra from a property in Thurgoona which was subject to forensic examination as part of ongoing inquiries.
The man and the woman, both aged 61, were arrested at a property in Harden on 4 May 2022 and were taken to Young Police Station.
Police executed a search warrant on the property a short time later and seized several items relevant to investigations.
The man and woman have since been charged with one count each of murder.
Additionally, the man has been charged with aggravated sexual assault – victim with serious intellectual disability.
The pair were refused bail and are due to appear at Cowra Local Court today (Thursday 5 May 2022).