Police have not given up on finding answers in Reg Mullaly's murder case at Bathurst

ONE year ago on Tuesday the body of homeless man Reg Mullaly was found under the Denison Bridge.

INVESTIGATION: Specialist divers joined homicide police and Chifley detectives searching for evidence in Reg Mullaly's murder on the banks of the Macquarie River last year.

INVESTIGATION: Specialist divers joined homicide police and Chifley detectives searching for evidence in Reg Mullaly's murder on the banks of the Macquarie River last year.

He had been stabbed 11 times, including fatally in the chest, and had other injuries on his face and body, plus a substantial injury to his nose.

When he was found by two acquaintances he was clutching a bunch of tissues to his forehead; he died trying to tend to his wounds.

A man of habit, Mr Mullaly would stroll into the Reliance Credit Union twice a week and withdraw a few hundred dollars from the almost $30,000 he had in his bank account.

This money would be spent on pies at a bakery, cans at the bottle shop and a loaf of bread to feed the ducks on the banks of the Macquarie River.

It is this money that police suspect might have led Mr Mullaly, who chose the life of a vagabond despite the thousands in his bank account, to be targeted. 

Since his death police have made public appeals for information, and while an arrest has yet to be made, police driving the strike force investigation into his murder say they will not stop until the person or persons responsible for his death are caught.

In July this year, police made a public appeal for information, calling for one specific person, who had contacted Crime Stoppers anonymously in October 2015, to contact police again.

Since that appeal, Chifley Local Area Command crime manager Inspector Luke Rankin said more "helpful” information had come to light, but police know there are people who know more, but are yet to come forward.

“We’ve had very useful information given to the police, but we would still like to hear from anyone with any information relevant to the case,” he said.

“We are 100 per cent sure there are people who know [who did it], but they haven’t come forward to the police with that information.”

In the meantime, Inspector Rankin said  a very committed team of detectives continue to actively investigate Mr Mullaly’s murder and progress is being made.  

“We haven’t given up and we won’t give up,” he said.

Inspector Rankin said the DNA profile obtained from the murder scene, which does not belong to Mr Mullaly, remains under investigation.

That DNA profile has identified a group of persons of interest, who police believe have information relevant to the investigation; police now hope to appeal to their conscience.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or Bathurst detectives on 6332 8699.

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