NSW announces reward for cold case murder

The NSW Government is set to announce a reward for information leading to a conviction over the 1974 murder of a young Sydney woman.

Twenty-year-old Maria Smith had been bound, sexually assaulted and strangled with pantyhose when her body was discovered in the bedroom of her Randwick unit on April 22, 1974, police said.

Despite extensive investigations over the years, no one was charged in connection to her murder and the government is set to announce the reward on Tuesday.