Jessica Boyce homicide: Police announce $100,000 reward for information on 2019 disappearance

Police investigating the suspected homicide of missing woman Jessica Boyce are offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information surrounding her disappearance.  

Jessica, 27, was last spotted driving through the Marlborough town of Renwick on March 19, 2019. 

The vehicle, a red Holden Rodeo ute, was discovered three days later parked at the Lake Chalice car park in the Richmond Ranges.  

Police initially thought she was a missing person but then upgraded her case to a homicide in October 2020. 

Investigators believe the car was left in the carpark to make it look like she disappeared. 

"Our investigation team has been working tirelessly to provide answers to Jessica's family, and to hold the person or persons responsible for Jessica's disappearance to account," Detective Senior Sergeant Ciaran Sloan said on Wednesday. 

"Police will pay a reward of up to $100,000 for material information or evidence which leads to the identity and conviction of any person or persons responsible for her disappearance." 

Jessica's uncle, Brent Boyce, spoke with Newshub on Wednesday morning saying "we are a lot closer to resolution".

"The people involved may only know part of what happened - there are several components to Jess's disappearance," he said. 

"There is a chance now for the POI (person of interest) to restore their personal mana, and the mana of their families by coming forward and seizing the opportunity of the reward and possible amnesty."

Police said the reward will remain in force until 19 September 2024, and will be divided if more than one person comes forward. 

"Immunity against prosecution will be considered for any accomplice, not being a principal offender, who gives such information or evidence to police," Sloan said. 

Anyone with knowledge of the circumstances of Jessica's disappearance and who are prepared to assist the investigation team are urged to contact police. 

Information can be provided to the Operation Largo Investigation team on 0800 COLD CASE or 0800 2653 2273 or email to