Drained Dam Searched In Roxlyn Bowie Cold Case

Police have launched a forensic search and excavation in northern NSW related to the disappearance and suspected murder of Roxlyn Bowie in 1982.

Police said on Monday they have commenced a search and investigation at two locations in Walgett.

The 31-year-old, a wife and the mother of two young children, was last seen at her Walgett home in June 1982.

Roxlyn Bowie.

A coronial inquest in September 2014 concluded Bowie had died but the cause of death was undetermined and her body was never found.

A dam near the intersection of Wee Waa Street and Wareena Street will be forensically examined along with an industrial site by the State Crime Command's Robbery and Serious Crime Squad's Strike Force Maluka.

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The search is expected to continue over the coming weeks.

The NSW government is offering a $1 million reward for information leading to the discovery of Bowie's body or to a murder conviction.