Announced August 2004
Victoria Police is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information regarding the murder of Mark Blyth in 2001.
Mr Blyth was shot and his body found in Harkness Road, Melton about 7am on 27 August 2001.
After an intensive investigation, there is no suggestion that Blyth had any connection to criminal activity. However he was suffering from depression and those close to him described his behaviour around the time of his murder to be somewhat unusual.
Investigators believe that the murder was pre-planned and involved a number of persons.
In particular, police would like to appeal to any person who may have been approached to take part in the murder.
A reward of up to $100,000 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 Mark Blyth.
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