$100,000 reward for information on Leveson murder
NSW Police have announced a reward of $100,000 for information that leads to the discovery of Matthew Leveson’s body, with the 20-year-old Cronulla local believed to have been murdered in late September 2007 soon after leaving ARQ nightclub in Darlinghurst.
Miranda Police have renewed their appeal for information regarding Leveson’s apparent murder, with police still unable to find his body or determine the specific circumstances surrounding his disappearance.
Crime Manager of Miranda Local Area Command, Detective Inspector Rohan Cramsie, said someone undoubtedly knew what had happened to Leveson.
“There is a person, or people, out there who know what happened to Matt. We’re again appealing for them to come forward with information that will allow the Leveson family closure and the ability to bury their son,” he said.
“There are a lot of unanswered questions, and, to this date investigating officers have been unable to determine what happened to Matthew. Hopefully this reward will give them the encouragement needed to come forward.”
Leveson's parents have told the Sydney Morning Herald they believe his body may have been concealed in Sydney's Royal National Park.
CCTV footage shows Leveson (pictured) leaving ARQ with his then-boyfriend in the early hours of Sunday morning on September 23, 2007.
His last known contact was a text message he sent a friend at 3.30am that morning in which he complained about being forced to leave the nightclub.
Leveson’s car was found at Waratah Oval, Sutherland only days after his disappearance.
A receipt from Bunnings Warehouse for heavy-duty cloth tape and a garden mattock bought nine hours after Leveson’s last known sighting was discovered within the car.
In August 2008, police charged Leveson’s former partner with murder.
He pleaded not guilty and was eventually acquitted of murder as well as an alternative charge of manslaughter following almost a week of deliberations by a jury.
Leveson is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 175cm tall, of thin build, and with short blond hair. He was last seen wearing light-brown cargo shorts, a black singlet and white leather shoes.
Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Miranda Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.