13 Apr 2021

Amber-Lee disappearance: Police hope $100k will bring news

From Checkpoint, 6:10 pm on 13 April 2021

A $100,000 reward and possible immunity from prosecution are being offered in a bid to flush out clues, in the nearly 30-year old cold case of missing toddler Amber-Lee Rose Cruickshank.

The two-year-old disappeared from a house on Cornwall street in Kingston on the shores of Lake Wakatipu on October 17, 1992.

Her mum Nicky and her partner at the time were staying with friends, enjoying a barbeque when they noticed Amber-Lee was gone.

Despite extensive searches and interviews with everyone in the town, the toddler has never been found and police believe she's the victim of foul play.

Detective Inspector Stu Harvey is also hoping the promise of a reward will coax someone out. If anyone has any information, contact police on 105 and reference Operation Oliver.