Murdered or missing? Daughter still hopes for answers
BRONWYN Winfield's striking blonde, curly locks and porcelain skin would have been recognisable to many who lived in Lennox Head in the 1990s.
It has been 26 years since she was reported missing from her home at 60 Sandstone Crescent, and the kids she has left behind - then aged five and ten - are all grown up.
The eldest daughter, Chrystal, is in her mid-30s now and married, but the scar of losing her mum is still worn on her sleeve.
"I actually saw her on the night she went missing and that was the last time I saw her," she said in 2010.
"I went to bed and that was it."
Bronwyn was last seen by her two daughters on the night of May 16, 1993, yet was not reported missing by her estranged husband until May 27 - 11 days later.
Police suspect she was murdered, and there is a $100,000 reward offered for those who help police solve the case.
In 2010, then-Police Minister Michael Daley said Bronwyn's family deserve to know what happened.
"She left behind two young children, aged five and ten at the time, making the attack all the more heinous," Police Minister Daley said.
"Ms Winfield's family, particularly her children, deserve to know what happened - and her murderer deserves to be behind bars.
"I hope that the lure of a cash reward may encourage those with information, who may have been reluctant to come forward at the time, to help Police bring those responsible to justice.
"Police are interested in any information which will lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Ms Winfield's death."
A 2002 coronial inquest into Ms Winfield's death found she would have died at about the same time as her disappearance.
Despite the inquest recommending that a 'known person' be charged with Ms Winfield's death, then-NSW Director of Public Prosecutions, Nicholas Cowdery QC, found that there was insufficient evidence to lay charges.
The investigation is currently led by the Northern Region Unsolved Homicide team.
Bronwyn was 31 at the time of her disappearance, and would be 57 now; she is about 170cm tall with a slim build.
Anyone with any information into Ms Winfield's disappearance and suspected murder, and her activities in the days leading up to her disappearance, are urged to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.