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Man, 55, charged with 1992 strangulation murder of Annette Steward

Victorian Homicide Squad detectives have today charged a 55-year-old man in relation to the 1992 death of mother-of-two, Annette Steward, in Geelong West.

A 55-year-old man was transported from Western Australia last week and is now in custody in Victoria, police said in a statement.

“He has been charged with murder and will appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 20 March,” Victoria Police said.

The body of the Ms Steward was discovered in her Hope St home on March 18 in 1992.

The 29-year-old had left work at Point Henry about 4.30pm the previous day and had shared a meal with four friends at her home later that day.

A post-mortem revealed the young mother had died as a result of strangulation.

The man had previous been arrested by Western Australian Police in January 2020 as part of an unrelated investigation.

In 2015 police offered a $1 million reward for information in relation to Ms Steward’s death.

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