Reward in Michelle Bright case increased to $500,000

Date: 7 June 2014
Location: NSW, Australia


The NSW Government has increased the reward on offer for information leading to the conviction of the person responsible for the 1999 murder of Michelle Bright - making it the highest reward currently on offer in NSW.

The reward has been increased from $100,000 to $500,000.

Miss Bright was last seen in the New South Wales town of Gulgong in the early hours of Friday 26 February 1999. She had been to a party with friends and was dropped off in the town's main street at around 1am. Miss Bright's parents reported her missing the following day when she had not returned home.

The body of Miss Bright was discovered a few days later, on March 2. It was found dumped in long grass on Barney's Reef Road, about 2 km out of Gulgong. She was sexually assaulted before she was murdered.

Reward information

Increased from $100,000 to $500,000