A $100,000 reward has been offered by the NSW government for information leading to the arrest and conviction over the presumed murder of a Sydney man who disappeared 19 years ago.
Richard Sajko was last seen on May 13, 1995, at the car park of Avis Car rentals in Mascot in Sydney’s south, where he worked as a car detailer.
NSW Police say the 21-year-old met a number of people at the car park and was spotted at about 11.45am sitting inside his red Holden Commodore sedan with another person. Police are keen to talk to that person.
The Commodore was found the following day on Edwin Street in the inner western suburb of Croydon.
His family reported Mr Sajko missing on May 18, 1995.
His mother, Rozi Sajko, said “losing Richard changed my life and the pain of it is with me every day”.
“Despite the best efforts of police, which I am very grateful, and the passing of the long 19 years, we still don’t know what happened to Richard,” she said.
“I would like to ask anybody with any information to please come forward and help us find out what happened to my son.”
Superintendent David Johnson said Mr Sajko was known to police but for a small matter, which he would not elaborate.
“What we would like to see is someone in the public to come forward and give this family some peace,” he said.
Mr Sajko was close to his family, had ties to the Ashfield area and had no reason to go missing, Supt Johnson said.
“Passports, bank accounts have never been activated so that leads us to the conclusion that Richard must have met with some foul play,” he said.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.