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Police Are Offering $1mill Reward For Info On 20yo Crime

Police are hoping a $1 million reward will weed out an arsonist who deliberately lit a series of fire that killed three people and destroyed more than 40 homes almost 20 years ago.

Graham Lindroth, 26, and his wife Jennifer, 24, died on January 21, 1997 while seeking shelter under their Ferny Creek home.

The body of a neighbour, Genevieve Erin, 50, was also found in their home where she had fled for shelter.

A total of 42 houses were destroyed, 34 of them in Ferny Creek, and another 45 damaged, leaving a repair bill of $6.5 million.

Despite extensive investigations, police have been unable to locate anyone responsible for the fatal fires.

The Arson and Explosive Squad is now looking at the fire with fresh eyes and hope a $1 million reward will help bring anyone with information forward.

"By making a renewed appeal to the public and finding the person responsible for such senseless devastation, we are hoping to provide the families of the victims with some answers," Arson Squad Inspector Michael Roberts said.

A reward of up to $1 million will be paid for information leading to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of the person or persons responsible for the suspicious fires.

AAP

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