Annette Steward

Announced June 2015

Victoria Police have announced a $1 million reward for information surrounding the death of Annette Steward.

The body of 29-year-old Geelong West woman, Annette Steward, was located at her home address around 1.15pm on Wednesday 18 March, 1992 by a friend. 

Annette worked at the Winchester Factory in Point Henry and left there the following evening around 4.30pm, and is then believed to have made some purchases in Geelong before returning to her Hope Street home. 

Later that evening she was visited by four male friends, sharing a cup of tea with them before they left. 

The next day a friend noticed her car in the driveway and believing her to be home let himself into the house, finding her naked and deceased in a bedroom. A post-mortem revealed she died as a result of strangulation.

The co-operation of the public is sought to establish the identity of the person or persons responsible for the death of Annette Marie Steward who was last seen alive in Geelong West on 17 March 1992.

A reward of up to one million dollars ($1,000,000) will be paid at the discretion of the Chief Commissioner of Police, for information leading to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Annette Marie Steward.

The Director of Public Prosecutions will consider, according to established guidelines, the granting of indemnification from prosecution to any person who provides information as to the identity of the principal offender or offenders in this matter.

Any information given will be treated as confidential and may be given at any time to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or the Homicide Cold Case and Missing Persons Squad, 313 Spencer Street, West Melbourne on (03) 8690 2606 during business hours.