Man and woman arrested after NSW teen vanished nearly 20 years ago

A man and woman have been arrested over the suspicious disappearance of Amber Haigh, a NSW teen who vanished without a trace almost 20 years ago.

The pair, both aged 61, were arrested at a property at Harden, in the state’s south-west, about 7.30am today.

The arrests come just over a week after the reward for information in Ms Haigh’s case was increased to $1 million.

Amber Haigh, a mother to a six-month-old son, was described as having a ‘warm and loving soul’. (Supplied)

The man and woman have been taken to Young Police Station.

Police said they’re expected to be charged with murder.

Prior to the arrests, a white Suzuki Sierra was seized from Thurgoona on April 28 for forensic examination.

Ms Haigh, a mother to a six-month-old son, disappeared on June 5, 2002, after making plans to visit her sick father at Mt Druitt hospital in Sydney.

Police were informed a couple Ms Haigh lived with dropped the teen off at Campbelltown Train Station.

That evening money was withdrawn from Ms Haigh’s bank account from an ATM in Campbelltown.

Amber Haigh, mother to a six-month-old son, vanished from NSW almost 20 years ago.
Amber vanished from NSW almost 20 years ago, while travelling to visit her sick father. (Supplied)

However she was reported missing on June 19, when she failed to return home to Kingsvale.

Ms Haigh’s family have long believed she became the victim of foul play.

In an appeal for information issued last week, Ms Haigh’s mother Rosalind Wright, said she “knows in her heart she (Amber) would never have left her son”.

Rosalind Wright (right) and Melissa Millar-Hodder, Amber Haigh's mother and sister urged anyone with information to come forward.
Rosalind Wright (right) and Melissa Millar-Hodder, Amber Haigh’s mother and sister, urged anyone with information to come forward. (Supplied)

Her sister Melissa Millar-Hodder described Ms Haigh as a “kind, loving soul”.

“She would help anyone, anyway she can if she needed help,” she said.

“Her son never got to know or grow up with his caring, loving mum.

“The impact this has had is feeling incomplete, feeling lost.

“Not knowing where she is and what happened to Amber, not even to lay her to rest, or pickup the phone of give her hugs one last time; that has been taken away from us.”

In 2011, a coronial inquest found Ms Haigh was deceased, having died as a result of homicide or other misadventure in early June 2002.

In 2020, a formal review of the case was conducted under the Homicide Squad’s Unsolved Homicide framework and a re-investigation commenced by detectives attached to Strike Force Villamar II.

Reference-www.9news.com.au

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