Cold case preview as son is charged with murdering his mother four years ago after police issued a $350,000 reward for information and his daughter refused to believe he disappeared on purpose
- Son charged with murder of his mother in western Sydney
- Selim Sensoy is alleged to have killed Nadire Sensoy
- Sensoy was reported missing in 2018
- A $350,000 reward was offered for information in 2020
The son of a missing mother who went missing four years ago has been charged with her alleged murder, as the woman’s family holds out hope that her body will eventually be found.
Nadire Sensoy, 71, disappeared from her Prospect home in western Sydney in 2018.
Her son, Selim Sensoy, 47, was arrested Tuesday in Wagga Wagga with police alleging that Sensoy killed his mother between December 6 and December 11, 2018.
He was denied bail and will appear in the Wagga Wagga Local Court on Tuesday.
Selim Sensoy, 47, has been charged with the alleged murder of his mother Nadire in 2018, with the arrest coming more than four years after she went missing.
Nadire Sensoy, 71, disappeared from her home in Prospect in western Sydney in 2018, with a $350,000 reward for information on her whereabouts submitted in 2020.
The arrest comes as a coronary inquest into Sensoy’s death began on March 13 before it was suspended because “new information came to light.”
The grandmother’s disappearance remained a mystery to investigators who never found her body.
Nadire’s daughter, Sue Sensoy, said the family is desperate for her remains to be discovered.
“She was a beautiful woman, everyone loved her,” he said.
In 2020, a $350,000 reward was offered for information on his whereabouts, as the family desperately searched for answers.
At the time, Ms. Sensoy’s other daughter, Turkan Alagoz, said her mother would not have left voluntarily and was a Prospect resident for more than 40 years.
Ms. Sensoy was the mother of five children, a grandmother of 17 and a great-grandmother of four at the time of her disappearance.
Blacktown Police Area Commander Superintendent Stephen Egginton previously described her disappearance as “disconcerting”.