Murder informants urged to get back in contact with police

CALLERS who identified the possible killers of homeless Bathurst man Reg Mullaly have been urged to get back in contact with Bathurst police.

Mr Mullaly’s body was found under the Denison Bridge on the Great Western Highway at Bathurst about 10am on September 20 last year.

The 69-year-old is believed to have been living under the bridge for some time before his death.

Chifley Local Area Command crime manager Detective Chief Inspector Colin Cracknell said in the days following the discovery of Mr Mullaly’s body, police received a substantial amount of information from callers to Crime Stoppers.

He said police were particularly keen to hear again from callers who identifed possible persons of interest in the case.

“Investigators determined Mr Mullaly had built himself a crude shelter under the southern end of the pedestrian bridge,” Inspector Cracknell said.

“Two acquaintances of his were the ones to find Mr Mullaly’s body.

“During the initial investigation a number of unexplained injuries were identified on Mr Mullaly’s body. Post mortem examination results revealed that he died from a stab wound to his chest.

“We have also identified a number of persons of interest to our inquiry.”

Strike Force Yenna, comprising detectives from Chifley Local Area Command with assistance from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, was formed to investigate the events leading to Mr Mullaly’s death.

Inspector Cracknell said strike force detectives had made significant progress to develop a number of lines of inquiry that stemmed from calls to Crime Stoppers.

“We’re hoping to speak with anyone who contacted Crime Stoppers anonymously in September or October 2015, could contact the strike force again,” he said.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page at https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Police remind people that they should not report crime information via the NSW Police Facebook and Twitter pages.