Investigations by Riverina Homicide Squad detectives into the disappearance of Amber Haigh almost 20 years ago have led to the arrest of a man and a woman in New South Wales.
Amber and her six-month-old son had been living with a married couple in Kingsvale. The couple had told police that on 5 June 2002 they had dropped Amber off at Campbelltown Train Station, where she intended to travel by train to Mt Druitt to visit her sick father in the hospital.
It was reported that money was withdrawn from her bank account at an ATM on Queen Street in Campbelltown later that day.
After she failed to return home, she was reported missing on 19 June 2002.
Following years of extensive investigations and numerous public appeals which failed to help determine Haigh’s whereabouts, a Coronial inquest in 2011 found Haigh to be deceased as a result of homicide or other misadventure in June 2022.
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.
Detectives from Strike Force Villamar II seized a white Suzuki Sierra from a property in Thurgoona on 28 April 2022, which was subject to forensic examination as part of ongoing inquiries.
Subsequent investigations led to the arrest of a man and a woman, both aged 61, at a property in Harden around 7:30am today (Wednesday 4 May 2022).
The pair have been taken to Young Police Station, with police stating that it is expected they will be charged with murder.