A $350,000 reward is being offered for information over the 2018 disappearance and suspected murder of a 71-year-old western Sydney grandmother known as “Aunty” to her neighbours.
Nadire Sensoy was last seen near her Prospect home in Sydney’s west on December 6, 2018 and was reported missing five days later.
NSW Police Minister David Elliott has announced a $350,000 reward for information that leads to finding Mrs Sensoy.
Her daughter Turkan Alagoz says she could not believe her mother would leave behind her family, friends and life on a whim.
“Mum’s lived in Prospect for more than 40 years and is well known and respected by all of her neighbours, with some even calling her ‘Aunty’,” Ms Alagoz said in a statement on Tuesday.
“She always helps out where she can, whether that be driving them to and from the shops, or passing on her baking treats.
“It’s been so difficult not knowing where Mum is and not being able to speak with her.”
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Superintendent Stephen Egginton said police were investigating the possibility Mrs Sensoy had met with foul play.
She had appointments scheduled for the days following her disappearance.
“Nadire is very much a family-oriented person – she’s a devoted mother to five, grandmother to 17 and great-grandmother to four,” Supt Egginton said in a statement on Tuesday.
“It’s puzzling to say the least that no one has seen or heard from her in nearly two years. Mrs Sensoy is not the type of person to just up and leave without telling anyone.”
The reward will be paid for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the disappearance of Mrs Sensoy.
“Someone must know something about her disappearance,” Mr Elliott said in a statement.