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Police renew double murder case appeal on 16th anniversary

NSW Police detectives investigating the alleged double murder of a man and woman at Lake Macquarie in 2008 have renewed their appeal for public assistance ahead of the 16th anniversary of their deaths.

The bodies of Robert Pashkuss, 50 and Stacey McMaugh, 41 (both pictured) were found inside a home at Macquarie Grove, Caves Beach, shortly before midday on Sunday, January 6th 2008.

“Their deaths were deemed suspicious and State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, assisted by Lake Macquarie Police District, established Strike Force Chuter to investigate the incident,” NSW Police said in a statement.

“Detectives have since followed several lines of inquiry; however, no arrests or charges have been made.”

Police sya the renewed appeal follows the receipt of new information which suggests the incident has links to organised crime, including Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMCGs) in NSW and Queensland.

Investigators have also established that Robert was seen out the front of the Caves Beach property on the afternoon of Saturday, January 5th 2008 with a man, who was wearing a black leather vest. Police have been told Robert appeared to be agitated.

Detectives suspect the murders took place that evening, making Friday, January 5th 2024 the 16th anniversary of the incident.

A reward of $250,000 – announced by the NSW Government in 2016 – remains available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person/s responsible for the murders of Robert and Stacey.

Detectives are reminding any person with information about the case that it’s never too late to contact police, and their information could be the missing piece of the puzzle.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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