COLD CASE: $250K reward to solve Gold Coast murder mystery

POLICE are hopeful a $250,000 reward will help catch the person or persons responsible for the murder of former KGB colonel Gennadi Bernovski on the Gold Coast eighteen years ago.

The 41-year-old was gunned down outside his luxury home at Sir Bruce Small Boulevard in Benowa Waters around 9.30pm on July 25, 2000.

At a press conference a short time ago, Detective Inspector Marc Hogan from the Gold Coast Criminal Investigation Branch said police were still actively investigating Mr Bernovski’s murder and appealed for anyone with information to come forward.


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“Police have never given up searching for answers on this case and we remain determined to find those responsible for Mr Bernovski’s death,” Detective Inspector Hogan said.

“We believe someone has the piece of information we need to finally solve this case and we are urging them to come forward and speak with police.”

Queensland Police Minister Mark Ryan said he’s confident the reward will reignite public interest in the case and encourage anyone with information to speak up.

“We are appealing to the public to come forward and help police so that Mr Bernovski’s family can finally get the closure they deserve,” he said.

“They deserve to know what happened to him and to see those responsible brought to justice.”

The $250,000 reward is for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person/persons responsible for the death of Mr Bernovski.

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If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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