Striking car sticker could be key to solving Terrence McCallion murder in the Murray River

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Striking car sticker could be key to solving the mysterious bashing murder of a father, 55, who was found dead in a river by houseboat residents

  • Terrence McCallion was found in the Murray River in Mildura on May 1, 2015
  • Another man who was sitting on the couch at the time is an interesting person for the police
  • He would have left the scene in Mr. McCallion’s white Nissan Pulsar
  • Detectives released images of Mr. McCallion’s car, which had an eye-catching sticker

Police are calling for help from the public to solve the mysterious death of a father found in Victoria’s Murray River nearly six years ago.

Terrence McCallion was found fully clothed in the water on the afternoon of May 1, 2015, by people aboard a houseboat between Bruce’s Bend and Psyche Pumps in Mildura.

Another man was on the bank at the time and started shouting for those on the houseboat to help.

A man of police importance is believed to have left the scene in Mr. McCallion's white Nissan Pulsar (pictured)

A man of police interest is believed to have left the scene in Mr. McCallion’s white Nissan Pulsar (pictured)

The man, who is an interesting person for the police, is said to have left the scene in Mr. McCallion’s white Nissan Pulsar shortly afterwards.

The group used a small boat to recover Mr. McCallion and began resuscitating him before emergency services arrived. He died in the hospital later that night.

Investigators believe the 55-year-old was assaulted before his death and spoke to the man of interest a number of times.

They released images of Mr McCallion’s car, which had a distinctive spider sticker on the right rear door, hoping someone saw it before or after the incident.

Detectives are also hopeful members of the community who may have information about his whereabouts leading up to his death.

“We have not given up on the resolution of the case and hope that someone in the community is now ready to provide information,” Detective Acting Sergeant Adam Bryme of the Mildura Crime Investigation Unit said Tuesday.

Detectives released footage of Mr. McCallion's car, which had a distinctive spider sticker on the right rear door

Detectives released footage of Mr. McCallion's car, which had a distinctive spider sticker on the right rear door

Detectives released footage of Mr. McCallion’s car, which had a distinctive spider sticker on the right rear door

“Terrence’s family has a right to know the circumstances under which he led to his death so they can get the closure they deserve.”

“No matter how small or insignificant the information is, it could be all we need to put the case together.”

In a statement, Mr. McCallion’s family said they wondered what happened to him and why.

“The death of a parent is never easy, but the violent nature of father’s death and the mystery surrounding it made it particularly traumatic,” the family said.

Dad welcomed everyone into his home and created an extended family that he loved like his own.

“Answers will help us provide the much needed closure so we can finally move on from the constant pain of not knowing, to remember him for who he was and what he meant to all of us.”

Police are calling for help from the public to solve the mysterious death of a father found in Victoria's Murray River nearly six years ago (stock image)

Police are calling for help from the public to solve the mysterious death of a father found in Victoria's Murray River nearly six years ago (stock image)

Police are calling for help from the public to solve the mysterious death of a father found in Victoria’s Murray River nearly six years ago (stock image)

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