Police urge witnesses to come forward in cold case murder in Maryborough, QLD

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Cold Case Investigation Unit investigating the suspected murder of Gregory Armstrong are appealing for information needed to solve the case, Queensland Police say.

The then 30-year-old Greg Armstrong was last seen alive in Maryborough on May 7, 1997 and was later reported missing by his landlord.

Detectives have deployed to Hervey Bay to work in conjunction with the Wide Bay Criminal Investigation to gain insight into this suspected murder.

Homicide Detective Senior Sergeant Chris Knight said this phase of the investigation has been advanced following a comprehensive review and to explore a range of new opportunities.

“We have already conducted inquiries interstate and now wish to focus our attention on the Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Maryborough and Tiaro area,” Detective Senior Sergeant Knight said.

“I am confident that there are people within this local area who have information to advance this investigation.  I suspect that there are people who may have previously been unwilling to speak with police and that given the passage of time may now be willing to support this investigation.

We remain committed to bringing those responsible for Gregory Armstrong’s murder to justice.”

Detective Senior Sergeant Knight said the investigation remains ongoing and will continue until all opportunities to advance this investigation have been exhausted.

Homicide and local detectives investigating the murder continue to encourage potential witnesses to come forward with the information needed to solve the case.

A Government reward of $250,000 has been issued for information which leads to the apprehension and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder.

The reward further offers an opportunity for indemnity against prosecution for any accomplice, not being the person who actually committed the murder, who first gives such information.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

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