$1 Million Reward For Information Into Melbourne Mum Murder
Police have announced that they are offering a $1 million reward for information that can help solve the murder of Cindy Crossthwaite ten years on.
This comes as police now believe that the Victorian woman may have been stalked in the time leading up to her death.
The 41-year-old mother-of-three suffered fatal head injuries and was found in her home at Melton South on 20 June 2007.
After the 10-year anniversary of Ms Crossthwaite's death this year, a person contacted police with information into the cold case.
They claimed that more than one person had been involved in the murder and that Ms Crossthwaite might have been stalked weeks before her death.
"The fact that members of the public have come forward to police this year with information shows there are still people out there who know what happened", said Homicide Squad Detective Inspector Michael Hughes on Friday.
"Put yourself in her family's place - how difficult this has been for them for so many years.
"Her children have grown up without their mother and her family has lost their beloved daughter and sister."
Ms Crossthwaite was last seen dropping her two eldest children Jesmine and Nicolas off at school at around 9am in Melton South. Her body was discovered by her father when she failed to pick the kids up from school that afternoon.
Her youngest child, 15-month-old Jonas, was inside the house when the murder occurred.
An autopsy report revealed that Ms Crossthwaite had died of head injuries.
The reward money will be paid at the discretion of the Chief Commissioner for information that will help find and convict those responsible for the murder.
It has also been revealed that the Department of Public Prosecutions may give the person who can identify the principal offender indemnity from prosecution.