The mother of a Queensland man who has been missing for nine
months has made a desperate public plea for information on
Leanne Pullen and husband Gary fronted media at a Mackay
police station in central Queensland on Thursday in a
last-ditch bid for clues as to what happened to 34-year-old
He was last seen in the city's north on April 13 and police
suspect he has been murdered.
In September they announced they had found a significant
amount of Mr Pullen's blood in the rear seat of a blue Nissan
Navara they had seized.
Mrs Pullen read from a prepared statement and urged anyone
with information, "however insignificant", to contact Mackay
police or Crimestoppers.
"As a mum I naturally live in hope that one day Tim is going
to make contact with us but realistically I probably know
that that is not going to happen," she said.
"The hardest thing to deal with is the not knowing.
"For our family's sake we need closure, and for Tim's sake,
if the outcome is the worst scenario, we need to be able to
lay him to rest in a respectful manner."
Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Jon Kent told AAP that
police had received some "credible" lines of inquiry in
recent weeks and the suspected homicide investigation was
The detective said he hoped Mrs Pullen's plea might prompt
someone to come forward.