Rachel Antonio.
Rachel Antonio. Contributed

Reward increase for information leading to Rachel's remains

THE investigation into the disappearance of Rachel Antonio continues with a variation to the reward on offer for information into the suspected homicide of the teenager.

The reward now offers $250,000 for information leading to the recovery of the remains of Rachel Joy Antonio.

Sixteen-year-old Rachel disappeared on Anzac Day, April 25 1998 after having been dropped off at the Summer Garden Cinema, located at the corner of Beach Avenue and Murroona Street, Queens Beach by her mother around 6pm.

As the movie did not commence for another hour, Rachel decided to walk down to the 'stinger nets' at the end of Beach Avenue, only about 200 metres from the cinema.

Rachel was later seen leaving the beach by a number of people about 6.45pm. She was walking on Queens Beach Esplanade shortly after, but has not been seen since.

Despite intensive and ongoing police investigations including numerous enquiries generated from public information, Rachel has never been found.

Police are hopeful the variation will result in information that will lead to the recovery of Rachel's remains and allow her family to finally lay her to rest.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

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