- $250,000 reward offered as police appeal for information from the public
The State Government has announced a reward of $250,000 for information about the death of 21-year-old Joshua Warneke in Broome.
Mr Warneke was found dead on the side of Old Broome Road in the early hours of Friday, February 26, 2010.
State Cabinet today approved an increase of the reward payment from $100,000 to $250,000 following a request and consultation with police.
The reward announcement comes as Cold Case Homicide Squad detectives conducting a fresh investigation into Mr Warneke's death, arrived in Broome to talk to witnesses and gather evidence.
The reward is offered for information which leads to the apprehension and conviction of the person, or persons, responsible for Mr Warneke's death.
In addition, the State Government may be prepared to consider recommending a protection from prosecution or a pardon for any informant with information which leads to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Joshua Warneke, provided that the informant was not directly responsible for Mr Warneke's death.
Comments attributed to Police Minister Michelle Roberts:
"As Police Minister, I am very keen to see detectives get to the bottom of this case and apprehend Joshua's killer or killers.
"I am very much aware of the pain and anguish Joshua's family continue to experience, and the State Government is offering this reward in the hope it might generate much needed information to help solve the case.
"All information will be treated as confidential and I urge anyone with information which could help detectives, to come forward."
Minister's office - 6552 6900