The mysterious cold case disappearance of a 16-year-old girl almost 25 years ago has been reopened by detectives.
Gordana Kotevski was walking home late at night in Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, on November 24, 1994 when she was kidnapped, police believe.
In an effort to gather new information on the case, detectives have released an image of what they think Ms Kotevski would look like today aged 41.
In an effort to gather new information on the case Australian Federal Police detectives have released an image of what they think now 41-year-old Gordana Kotevski would look like today
The image, created by a forensic artist, is part of a new call to the public for information that could help in finding out what happened to the teenager.
She as described by her aunt as ‘a pretty young girl with a spring in her step, like the world was wonderful’.
‘My daughter is like an angel I can’t say more than that,’ her father Branko told 9 News.
‘For me to find an answer bad or good it’s going to be a big relief, least I can know where to go and visit Gordana.’
Ms Kotevski had bought a new black dress the night she vanished that she intended to wear to a Boyz 2 Men concert with her cousins – but she never made it.
Witnesses claimed to have seen a white 4WD driving down the road that Ms Kotevski was last seen on.
They reported seeing two people get out of the car.
An anonymous friend said that in the days before she disappeared a man had been turning up to her work at Pizza Hut and Woolworths.
Gordana Kotevski had been to Thursday late night shopping at Charlestown Square on November 24 1994 when she vanished
The teenager’s disappearance sparked a massive search by police and hundreds of volunteers.
Her family even paid for a private helicopter in the hopes of finding her.
‘We’re just pleading for more people, the more people that we get the easier it’s going to be to find her,’ her sister said at the time.
‘Sis, if you’re watching we’re not giving up hope, we’re keeping strong and you keep strong and we’re not giving up on you till we find you and we love you very much,’ she said.
There is a $100,000 reward in place for two decades for any information that leads to a conviction.
Lake Macquarie detectives are reviewing Gordana’s case along with two other cases of young girls who vanished from the region in 1979.
Robyn Hickie and Amanda Robinson were also believed to have been kidnapped.
Ms Hickie was last seen on April 7 1979 aged 18 at a Belmont north bus stop.
Amanda Robinson vanished aged just 14 two weeks later on April 21.