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Police ID suspects in NSW homeless death

AAP logoAAP 26/07/2016

The anonymous callers who tipped off police investigating the death of a homeless man in central west NSW are being urged to get in touch as detectives move to crack the case.

The callers provided vital information about possible persons of interest over the death of 69-year-old Reginald Mullaly last year, police say.

Mullaly was found dead in a makeshift shelter under the Denison Bridge on the Great Western Highway at Bathurst on September 20.

A post-mortem revealed he had died from a stab wound to his chest.

Using information the Crime Stoppers callers provided, investigators were able to determine that two of Mr Mullaly's acquaintances were the first people to find his body.

"We have also identified a number of persons of interest to our inquiry," Chifley local area command crime manager Detective Chief Inspector Colin Cracknell said on Tuesday.

Mr Mullaly had $30,000 in his bank account before he was murdered, and police believe it may have been a factor in his death.

Det Cracknell has urged anyone who contacted Crime Stoppers anonymously in September or October 2015 to contact detectives again.

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