Anonymous caller urged to come forward as investigations continue into suspicious death – Hunter Valley

Detectives are appealing for an anonymous caller to come forward as they continue investigations into the suspicious death of a man in the state’s Hunter region nearly two years ago.

Just after 5.30am on Saturday 29 September 2018, emergency services were called to Carrington Street at Glenridding, after a man’s body was located on the side of the road.

The man was later identified as New Zealand firefighter Ian Pullen, aged 43, who had come to the Hunter region to assist with bushfire efforts.

Detectives from Hunter Valley Police District formed Strike Force Awabakil to investigate the circumstances surrounding Mr Pullen’s death.

Investigators believe Mr Pullen was struck by a vehicle between 4am and 5.30am that day.

An anonymous call made to police indicated that the vehicle involved returned to the scene, where the occupants exited the car and approached Mr Pullen while he was still alive.

A $350,000 reward remained on offer for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Mr Pullen’s death

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Awabakil investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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