A $1 million reward will be offered to help crack one of Australia’s most infamous murder mysteries.
Sydney model Revelle Balmain was 22, beautiful and had everything to live for when she disappeared from Kingsford on November 5, 1994.
It was a Saturday and she was reported missing later that evening but 26 years of searching have not been enough to crack the case.
Police hope the major reward, offered by the state government and coupled with a public appeal later today, will encourage someone to come forward with a vital missing piece of information.
Before her disappearance, Ms Balmain had told friends she had fallen in love and was about to embark on a six-week dance tour of Japan.
She was working as a sex worker but November 5, the day she was last seen alive, was meant to be her last shift.
But she wasn’t seen again publicly after her agency’s driver dropped her at an address in Kingsford.
Her boyfriend at the time reported her missing that night, followed by her mother the next day.
An investigation was launched the following Monday, and those close to Ms Balmain were immediately concerned.
After an inquest in 1999, the coroner ruled Ms Balmain had been murdered and the matter was referred to NSW Police’s unsolved homicide unit.
A senior detective was assigned to the case following a formal review last year, police said in a statement released this morning.