Announced March 2009
Victoria Police is hoping a $1 million reward for information will help solve a seven-year-old murder.
Kade Eric Hall was found with fatal gunshot injuries to the head in grassland about 10 metres from Mount Dandenong Tourist Road in Kalorama on Friday 15th March 2002.
Family and friends of Mr Hall reported him missing on Saturday 2nd March 2002 stating they had lost contact with him and feared for his safety.
Police have tried to retrace Kade Hall's steps in an effort to piece together the moments that led up to the murder.
Investigators now believe the 24-year-old was killed on the evening of Thursday 28th February 2002.
Detectives have been able to place Mr Hall in the Croydon area around 10pm where it is believed he met with up his drug supplier and collected a quantity of heroin.
That was the last time Kade was seen alive.
Police have established that Mr Hall would regularly deal drugs in the Croydon, Ringwood and Lilydale areas and believe someone within this circle of associates has vital information that could solve this case.
Investigators would particularly like to speak to a person who called Mr Hall around 10.10pm on Thursday 28th February 2002.
This was the last call allegedly received by the victim and police believe the call was made from a pay phone situated outside a KFC store in Paul Street Mooroolbark.
Detective Senior Sergeant Peter Harrington hopes the reward for information on the seventh anniversary of the murder could lead to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
"We are hoping this reward will encourage anybody who knows anything about this incident to come forward" he said.
Detective Senior Sergeant Harrington said he was confident that somebody in the community knew who was responsible for the attack and encouraged them to come forward.
A reward of up to $1M will be paid at the discretion of the Chief Commissioner of Police, for information leading to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Kade Hall.
The Director of Public Prosecutions will consider, according to established guidelines, the granting of indemnification from prosecution to any person who provides information as to the identity of the principal offender or offenders in this matter.
Reviewed 25 January 2023