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Rosehill Local Area Command

Coroner Returns Open Finding Into Boy’s Disappearance 27 Years Ago

The NSW Coroner has today returned an open finding in the disappearance of a 10-year-old boy who was last seen leaving his home in Dundas 27 years ago.

Deputy State Coroner Carl Milovanovich has been inquiring into the disappearance of Bradford Pholi who was last seen as he left his home in Warwick Road on Boxing Day 1982.

The case has now been referred to the State Crime Command’s Unsolved Homicide Squad.

NSW Minister for Police, Michael Daley, yesterday announced that the NSW Government would offer a $100,000 reward for information relating to Bradford’s disappearance.

Rosehill Local Area Command Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Darren Newman, said while the inquest had reviewed all the available evidence to date, it also emphasised the need for new information to solve the mystery of Bradford’s disappearance.

“I have sat with Bradford’s sister, Anita, for the four days of this inquest, and still we have no answers for his family.” Det. Insp. Newman said.

“We are hoping the Minister’s announcement will be a financial incentive for people to come forward with information, where previously little assistance has been forthcoming. Bradford was only 10 years old when he set off for his aunt’s house in Newtown. He was never seen again.

“Aside from his disappearance, there are other areas that we have been unable to clarify. This includes the identity of a man who accompanied Bradford’s mother to report him missing on December 27, 1982.”

We are firmly convinced that there are people who lived in the area and would have been out and about that Boxing Day in 1982 and may have seen this little boy walking along the footpath.

“We need this information as each piece is part of a puzzle which we hope we will soon solve.”

Anyone with information about the disappearance of Bradford Pholi is urged to contact Rosehill Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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