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One million dollar reward now on offer, as hunt for ‘Mr Cruel’ continues

A $1 million reward is on offer as the hunt continues for the suspected serial rapist and killer dubbed ‘Mr Cruel’.

Karmein Chan, 13, was abducted from her Templestowe home on this day in 1991.

Her body was found dumped – with gunshot wounds to the head – a year later.

A Police taskforce was established to investigate the murder, which was thought to have been committed by the man dubbed ‘Mr Cruel’.

He’s thought to have abducted and sexually assaulted three schoolgirls before setting them free in the late 80s and early 90s.

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Police have searched around 30,000 homes and interviewed 27,000 people.

It’s been revealed there are seven suspects – including a former Melbourne University lecturer.

Today – on the 25th anniversary of the abduction of Karmein Chan – police announced a ten fold increase in the reward to catch her killer.

BELOW: A sketch of ‘Mr Cruel’s’ bedroom.