POLICE investigating the abduction and murder of Bathurst woman Janine Vaughan will not say if they have spoken to new witnesses who have come forward as a result of investigations by the family.
Ms Vaughan seemingly disappeared after getting into a small red car in Keppel Street after a night out with friends in December 2001.
Two police strike forces, a Police Integrity Commission investigation and an inquest into her death have failed to shed light on what happened to the popular store manager.
Ms Vaughan's sister Kylie and brother Adam have been investigating her disappearance and have come across potential key witnesses, including former Bathurst woman Trish Salt.
Ms Salt's account has featured in a new podcast on Ms Vaughan's abduction, The Night Driver, by The Australian newspaper journalist Hedley Thomas.
In the podcast, Ms Salt claims that in the days before Ms Vaughan's abduction, she and a friend were offered a lift by Bathurst pharmacist Andrew Jones, later identified as a person of interest in the case during an inquest in 2009. Mr Jones denies any involvement in Ms Vaughan's disappearance and none is inferred.
Ms Salt told the podcast she contacted Bathurst detectives in the days after Ms Vaughan's disappearance and again in 2018 after hearing Mr Jones had been identified as a person of interest, and was told both times that police would get back to her.
Ms Salt said she was still waiting for the call.
A spokesperson for the NSW Police Force said they were unable to make any comment on anyone who had been interviewed as part of the ongoing investigation into Ms Vaughan's disappearance.
"The investigation remains open and a team of investigators is continuing to explore lines of inquiry and persons of interest in an effort to find out what happened to Janine," the spokesperson said.
In order to protect the integrity of the ... investigation, we will not be disclosing current lines of inquiry or operational methodology.NSW Police Force spokesperson
"In order to protect the integrity of the current police investigation, we will not be disclosing current lines of inquiry or operational methodology."
A $1 million reward still stands for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Janine Vaughan's presumed murder.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Information supplied to police can be given anonymously if preferred.