A $1 million reward is being offered for information on the bashing murder of Sydney woman Denise Govendir 25 years ago.
Early on March 10, 1998, emergency services responded to reports of a home invasion in Dover Heights in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, where they located the body of the 53-year-old.
Police were told the occupants, Ms Govendir and a 55-year-old man, had been assaulted by a man who broke into their home claiming to be a police officer.
It is alleged the unknown man struck the 55-year-old man, knocking him out, before restraining him with cable ties.
He then allegedly proceeded to seriously assault Ms Govendir, who died of her injuries.
The alleged offender fled the scene in her car – a white 1997 Ford Laser sedan.
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The 55-year-old occupant called police after regaining consciousness.
A subsequent coronial inquest held between 2005 and 2008 confirmed Ms Govendir died as a result of blunt force head injury inflicted by a person or persons unknown.
The NSW Police Unsolved Homicide Unit continues to investigate and the state government on Friday announced a renewed appeal for information with a $1 million reward.