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NSW girl’s abduction prompts $1m reward

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Police have announced a $1 million reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for Cheryl Grimmer's disappearance 50 years ago.

Fifty years to the day after three-year-old Cheryl Grimmer vanished at Wollongong, a $1 million reward has been offered for information about her abduction and suspected murder.

The toddler was kidnapped on January 12, 1970, outside an amenities block at Fairy Meadow Beach, where she had been spending the day with her mother and three brothers.

A man had been due to face trial last year but a key piece of evidence was ruled inadmissible by the Supreme Court.

The NSW Police homicide squad on Sunday announced a $1 million state government reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Homicide squad commander Daniel Doherty said detectives would welcome any information from the community.

"Witnesses at the time reported seeing an unknown male carrying Cheryl towards the car park 50-years ago today but there has been no trace of her ever since," Det Supt Doherty said in a statement.

Cheryl's brother, Ricki Nash, said his family remained hopeful the reward would help close the case.

"There are no words to describe the pain of losing a sister and the impact Cheryl's disappearance has had on our entire family," he said.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/nsw-girl-s-abduction-prompts-1m-reward/583968c4-848b-44da-9b42-7c0b5e0b40c8

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