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A $1 million reward has been put up to try to uncover information about the mysterious disappearance of a Geelong man, who police are confident was murdered.

The substantial financial incentive has been offered after police twice tried unsuccessfully to have a man convicted for the death of Trevor Tascas more than 10 years ago.

The 27-year-old’s body has not been found in the almost 17 years since he went missing sometime between October 7 and 10, 2005.

Trevor Tascas disappeared in October 2005. (Victoria Police)

Tascas was living at a home in Thatcher Court, Whittington, in Geelong with another man when he disappeared.

His mother reported him missing on April 1, 2006 after she had become increasingly concerned about not hearing from him for weeks.

Tascas’ disappearance was immediately investigated by the Homicide Squad.

Police believe he had been involved in conflict with his housemate before he disappeared.

After Tascas disappeared, his dog was given away and his belongings – including his car and furniture – were suspiciously sold.

Money was also taken out of Tascas’ bank account in July and August 2006, not by him.

Tascas’ phone was last used on October 7, 2005.

A man and a woman were charged in relation to Tascas’ death in July 2008.

The man was charged with murder and later sentenced to 23 years imprisonment, but in 2011 his conviction was thrown out after he appealed it.
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A retrial on the charge of manslaughter was ordered, however in 2013 the jury gave a verdict of not guilty.

The woman was charged with being an accessory after the fact to manslaughter and obtain property by deception, and in 2009 was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment.

In 2020, an inquest was held in relation to Tascas’ death.

Detective Acting Inspector Tony Combridge said police believed others had information about who was responsible for the incident which caused Tascas’ death.

Police also want to speak to anyone with information about his movements or interactions in the weeks leading up to his disappearance.

“Trevor was well known around Whittington at the time of his disappearance and many of his associates still reside in that area,” Acting Inspector Combridge said.

“We’re hopeful that someone who does have new information about Trevor’s death, the circumstances and who was responsible, will see this appeal and finally choose to come forward and speak to police.”

He said police strongly believed Tascas was murdered.

Acting Inspector Combridge said Tascas was much loved by his family, who were still grieving for him.

The reward of up to $1 million will be paid at the discretion of the Chief Commissioner of Police for information leading to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of the person or persons responsible for Tascas’ death.

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