Where is Tim? Family hold out hope six years on
THE family of a Mackay man whose remains have not been found six years after he was callously killed and dumped in bushland are desperate for new information.
Leanne and Gary Pullen have penned a heartbreaking letter about their son Tim Pullen and his untimely death on April 16, 2012.
Mrs Pullen told The Daily Mercury her family fears it will never get the chance to farewell the beloved larrikin, who would have celebrated his 40th birthday on October 13 last year.
She has made a bid to the public for answers, hoping someone - anyone - can provide some closure, anonymously if need be.
Tim's life was snatched away at age 34 over a drug debt after outlaw motorcycle gang Odin's Warriors placed a bounty on his head.
Zane Tray Lincoln, Benjamin Francis Graeme Oakley, Nicholas Voorwinden and Kiera Jeanette McKay were jailed for manslaughter over their involvement in Tim's death.
Luke Shayne Kister and Stephen Dale Renwick were also jailed for accessory after the fact to manslaughter, linked to dumping Tim's body.
It's thought Tim's remains were dumped in the early hours of April 17, 2012, hours from Mackay, perhaps between Glenden and Collinsville.
Early this year, Renwick told a parole board hearing, through his lawyer, Tim's body had been hastily burnt using an accelerant and logs.
But the Pullen family hold out hope something can be unearthed, if that's actually the case.
In recent years, Mrs Pullen has volunteered for the Queensland Homicide Victims' Support Group, which she described as a 'saviour" following her son's death.
She has funnelled her pain into helping others facing the loss of loved ones, but has been "left wondering, always wondering".
Hope still lingers a snippet of information may lead to a life-changing moment for the Pullen family.
'Sadly missed, quietly remembered and loved each day' - By Leanne and Gary Pullen
"Today, Monday, April 16, 2018 marks the sixth anniversary of Tim's murder."
"The ensuing years since Tim went missing in 2012 have proven to be a continuous roller coaster of every emotion imaginable - the aftermath of a criminal death.
"To truly understand you need to have travelled a similar journey. A senseless journey that is sadly travelled too frequently.
"Such a crime has a ripple effect and the aftermath is horrendous, and so many people can be affected in so many different ways from one senseless act of violence.
"They say that time heals, although it doesn't get any easier for our family as we still don't have that elusive answer to that question - where is Tim?
"The constant wondering consumes us - we are left wondering, always wondering!
"We would like to use this opportunity of Tim's anniversary to ask anyone who has any information at all regarding Tim's case, no matter how insignificant you may think it is, to please contact Mackay CIB, Brisbane Homicide Squad, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. This can be done anonymously if necessary.
"We were really hoping with the No Body, No Parole Legislation now in place that we would have known the exact location of Tim's remains by now. Although unfortunately that isn't the case.
"Tim was big with a shaved head and covered in tattoos, but he was a lovable, generous, big softy.
"Tim had an amazing wit, always ready for a joke and loved to act the clown. He was a brilliant craftsman and loved fishing.
"We definitely miss Tim's great bear hugs!
"Most importantly Tim loved and was loved and as no one does, Tim didn't deserve this fate.
"We would really like to thank any one who has in any way been involved in working on Tim's case over the past six years.
"Tim you are sadly missed along life's way but quietly remembered and loved, every day."
Do you know more about Timothy Pullen's death in April, 2012? Have you remembered, heard or seen anything, however minor or incidental, which might help in the search for Tim's remains?
Phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or Mackay police on 4968 3444. You can remain anonymous.