Announced April 2013
Victoria Police is offering a $1 million reward for information over the murder of Richard Mladenich more than a decade ago.
Richard Mladenich of Altona North was shot at the Esquire Motel in Acland Street, St Kilda in the early hours of May 16, 2000.
He was fatally shot about 3.30am in room 18 of the motel.
A reward of up to $100,000 was offered by police in December 2002 but this has now been increased to up to $1 million.
The reward is on offer for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Richard Mladenich’s death.
Homicide Squad Detective Senior Sergeant Ron Iddles said the smallest piece of information could assist detectives to solve this mystery.
“We’re hoping this reward will encourage people with information to come forward and help solve this crime," Detective Senior Sergeant Iddles said.
Information received in relation to this matter will be treated as strictly confidential.
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 Richard Mladenich.
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