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Man and a woman arrested over disappearance of a 19-year-old young mum Amber Haigh two decades ago 

Man and a woman arrested over disappearance of a 19-year-old young mum Amber Haigh two decades ago  2

Cold case breakthrough as a woman and a man are BOTH arrested over disappearance of a 19-year-old young mum two decades ago

  • A man and woman have been arrested over the disappearance of Amber Haigh
  • The 19-year-old mother mysteriously vanished almost 20 years ago in June 2002
  • Ms Haigh was dropped off at Campbelltown train station but didn’t return home
  • Police issued a $1million reward last month for information on the disappearance

A married couple have been arrested by police over the mysterious disappearance of a single mother in Sydney’s west two decades ago. 

Amber Haigh was reported missing on June 19, 2002 after failing to return to her home in Kingsvale in Sydney’s south-west two weeks earlier where the 19-year-old lived with her six-month-old son and a married couple.

A man and woman, both 61, were arrested by homicide detectives at a Harden property in the Riverina on Wednesday morning.

They have been taken to Young Police Station and it’s expected the pair will be charged with murder.

A man and a woman have been arrested by police over the mysterious disappearance of young mother Amber Haigh (pictured) 20 years ago

A man and a woman have been arrested by police over the mysterious disappearance of young mother Amber Haigh (pictured) 20 years ago

It follows renewed efforts by police to investigate Ms Haigh’s disappearance after recently issuing a $1million reward for information about her disappearance and suspected murder. 

Amber was last seen on 5 June 2002 after being dropped off by the couple she resided with at Campbelltown train station.

She was intending to travel by train to see her sick father at a hospital in Mt Druitt.  

Money was later drawn from Amber’s bank account at an ATM on Queen Street, Campbelltown at around 8:45pm.

The couple reported Ms Haigh missing two weeks later after she failed to return home.

Police subsequently conducted extensive investigations into the young woman’s disappearance, making numerous appeals to the public and issuing rewards for information.

However, Amber had not been located after exhausted efforts from homicide detectives.

Amber was last seen on 5 June 2002 after being dropped off by the couple she resided with at Campbelltown train station

Amber was last seen on 5 June 2002 after being dropped off by the couple she resided with at Campbelltown train station

Police subsequently conducted extensive investigations into the young woman's disappearance, making numerous appeals to the public and issuing rewards for information

Police subsequently conducted extensive investigations into the young woman’s disappearance, making numerous appeals to the public and issuing rewards for information

A Coronial Inquest ruled Amber as being deceased in 2011, having died as a result of homicide or other misadventure in early June 2002. 

A formal review of the case was conducted in 2020 under the Homicide Squad’s Unsolved Homicide framework before a re-investigation commenced.  

The NSW Police Force, together with the NSW Government, increased their reward for information about Amber’s disappearance and suspected murder to $1milllion last month.

Detectives seized a white Suzuki Sierra for forensic examination in Thurgoona in southern NSW last Wednesday before arresting a man and woman in Harden a week later. 

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