Police offer $500K reward for information on suspected murder of Newcastle man

The NSW Government has put up a $500,000 reward for information as police try to solve the disappearance and suspected murder of a man near Newcastle almost 12 months ago.

33-year-old Steven ‘Feno’ Fenwick, aged 33, was last seen getting off a busy on Nelson Bay Road, Fern Bay, about 1pm on Wednesday 30 January 2019.

He hasn’t been seen or heard from since.


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NSW Police have since conducted numerous searches and patrols but have not be able to find many answers.

Today, the NSW Government has announced a the massive reward for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Steven’s death.

Strike Force Kummari Officer in Charge, Detective Sergeant Jeff Little, said it’s hoped the reward will bring some fresh information forward to detectives.

“As we approach the 12-month mark of Steven’s disappearance, we believe there are people out there who can fill in the blanks with his final movements,” Det Sgt Little said.

“It’s been a year of uncertainty for the Fenwick family, and we want to get the answers Steven deserves.”

As the one-year anniversary nears, Steven’s mother Debbie has once again reached out for any information which may lead to finding Steven.

“Every day without answers is another day of heartache and confusion – we just want to know what happened,” Ms Fenwick said.

“Please, if you know anything which may help detectives, it could make a world of difference.”

As investigations into Strike Force Kummari continue, anyone who may have information about Steven’s disappearance is urged to contact Newcastle Police Station on (02) 4929 0999 or Crime Stoppers.

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