Newcastle detectives ramped up their search for missing man 33-year-old Steven Fenwick today, announcing a $500,000 reward for new information relating to the disappearance and suspected homicide.

Known to his friends as “Feno,” Steven was last seen exiting a bus on Nelson Bay Road in Fern Bay on 30th of January last year.

Despite a number of public appeals, he hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Detectives from Newcastle formed Strike Force Kummari to investigate the disappearance.

Officer in charge, Detective Sergeant Jeff Little says he hopes today’s reward will bring fresh information to light.

“As we approach the 12-month mark of Steven’s disappearance, we believe there are people out there who can fill in the blanks with his final movements,” Detective Sergeant Little said.

“It’s been a year of uncertainty for the Fenwick family, and we want to get the answers Steven deserves.”

With the one-year anniversary of her son’s disappearance approaching, Steven’s mother Debbie today made a desperate plea for answers.

“Every day without answers is another day of heartache and confusion – we just want to know what happened,” Ms Fenwick said.

“Please, if you know anything which may help detectives, it could make a world of difference.”

New vision released by NSW police, shows detectives scouring mangrove forests and swamps around the Port Stephens area.

Anyone with information about Steven’s disappearance should contact Newcastle Police Station (02) 4929 0999 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

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