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New $1m reward on offer as police close in on Sam Formica’s killer

A $1 million reward is on offer in a bid to solve the 2006 Shepparton murder of Sebastiano Formica.

Formica, who was better known as Sam, died after being stabbed during a fight outside a Wyndham Street bar in Shepparton about 1am on January 22, 2006.

The Mooroopna man, 38, had been at the pub with a group of family and friends.

The fight spilled onto the street and continued to move south down the road as people ran in different directions.

John Silvester’s article in The Age today suggested police know who did it; they just need that last bit of evidence.
– Ross Stevenson

Following the fight, two men attended the Shepparton Police Station and reported the matter.

In total, six people were questioned but no charges were laid.

Cold case detectives recently reviewed the investigation and believe the reward will encourage those with crucial information to come forward.

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