Maureen McLaughlin ... went missing in 1992.
Maureen McLaughlin ... went missing in 1992.

The sister of a woman whose body was found in a shallow grave in the state’s central west has urged anyone who knows what happened to her to come forward and give closure to the family after 20 years.
Maureen McLaughlin, 23, was last seen on March 31, 1992 at a hotel on Main Street at Lithgow.
The day before, she had been at Katoomba RSL where she made three withdrawals from the ATM, caught a taxi home to Leura and then left again a short time later.
Ms McLaughlin was reported missing by her father on April 3. Her body was found 10 days later with injuries to her head and body in a a shallow grave off State Mine Gully Road at Lithgow.
The NSW government announced a $100,000 reward in 1994 but no one came forward.
Today, Police Minister Mike Gallacher said that reward had now been doubled to $200,000.
"For 19 years, everyday of our life, we have wondered what has happened to our sister," Maureen’s sister Jane McLaughlin said.
"We would just like someone in the public who knows something what happened to her, why she was taken from us, just to come forward so we as a family can have closure that we rightly deserve."
Unsolved Homicide chief, Detective Inspector John Lehmann, said officers were currently re-interviewing witnesses, speaking to those who were not interviewed in 1992, as well as following up new information that has come forward.
However, he refused to disclose what that information was.
"We have no doubt that there’s more than one person out there that knows how Maureen died and also more than one person who knows how her body was disposed of when it was found in the shallow grave," he said.
Mrs McLaughlin said she had promised her father, who died in May last year, that she would not let up on finding out what happened to her sister.
"I do believe that the grief [my father] went through contributed to a long death for him, but the one wish in life he wanted was to know what happened to Maureen and he never got that,’’ Ms McLaughlin said.
A $200,000 reward is being offered for information in relation to the cold case murder of Leura woman, Maureen McLaughlin. The 23-year-old was last believed seen on March 31, 1992 at a hotel on Main Street, Lithgow, and her father reported her missing to local police three days later.
Her body was discovered by a bushwalker in a shallow grave off State Mine Gully Road at Lithgow on April 13, 1992.
Police Minister Michael Gallacher announced the state government was posting the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder alongside police and Ms McLaughlin’s sister, Jane, on Monday, June 20.
A $100,000 reward was offered in 1994 for 12 months but no one came forward, he said.
“The slightest piece of information could help detectives put the puzzle together to solve this case, so I’d encourage anyone with information, no matter how small to come forward,” Mr Gallacher said in a statement.
Ms McLaughlin had attended the Katoomba RSL club on Lurline Street on March 30 where she made three separate ATM withdrawals, the last at 4.37pm.
She then caught a taxi home to Leura before leaving again a short time later.
Investigations into her disappearance were conducted by Blue Mountains police before the bushwalker reported discovering a body at Lithgow, later identified as Ms McLaughlin.
Mr Gallacher hoped the appeal would lead to the case being wrapped up.
“Maureen McLaughlin’s family has lived in limbo for almost 20 years, and I sincerely hope this reward leads to someone coming forward with the information that will help solve this case,” he said.