Announced February 2014
The family of 13-year-old Boronia girl Siriyakorn ‘Bung’ Siriboon will stand side-by-side with Homicide Squad detectives today as they announced a $1 million reward for information about her disappearance.
Bung left her home in Elsie Street, Boronia around 8.30am on Thursday 2 June, 2011.
She was seen by a neighbour a short time later in Elsie Street, walking towards Albert Avenue.
Bung did not arrive at school that day and has not been seen or heard from since. Investigators continue to hold grave fears for her safety.
Homicide Squad Detective Inspector John Potter was hopeful that the announcement of a $1 million dollar reward would encourage someone who knew what happened to Bung to share the information with police.
“One million dollars is a life changing amount of money,” D/Insp Potter said.
“Taskforce Puma and Homicide Squad detectives have investigated more than 1200 pieces of information since Bung went missing but we’re still missing that crucial piece that will provide some answers about what happened to her.
“We are not going to solve this on our own, we need the community’s help - if you have any information about what may have happened to Bung on that morning in June 2011 and have not previously contacted us, please do so.
“It’s been more than two and a half years since Bung’s disappearance and we desperately want to give her family some answers and bring the person or people responsible to justice.”
At the time of her disappearance Bung was wearing her blue and white school uniform and carrying a school backpack. The backpack has never been recovered.
Bung is described as being of Thai origin, approximately 154cm tall, thin build with long dark hair and brown eyes.
A reward of up to $1 million will be paid at the discretion of the Chief Commissioner, for information leading to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of the person or persons responsible for Bung’s disappearance.
The Department of Public Prosecutions will also consider granting indemnification from prosecution to any person who provides information as to the identity of the principal offender or offenders.
Reviewed 02 January 2020