Missing woman reward expires

A reward offer for help solving the cold case of a missing Dunedin woman has expired.

Detective Matt Preece, of Dunedin CIB, confirmed the $50,000 offered by police investigating the suspected homicide of Tuitania Barclay expired yesterday.

The 29-year-old mother of three was last seen at her Wakari home on September 17, 2002.

''The reward hasn't played out and no significant information came as a result of it,'' Det Preece said.

The investigation remained open, and police inquiries would continue, he said.

Since police went public with the reward on October 29, they had received about 20 different pieces of information, but nothing ''game-breaking'' .

The reward offer had to be signed off by Police Commissioner Mike Bush, with rewards being offered only in conjunction with other police investigation methods.

The mother of three was reported missing on February 28, 2003, by former fiancee Bill Brown, who now lives in England with their two youngest children.

hamish.mcneilly@odt.co.nz

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