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Firearms missing from homicide victim's property

Firearms missing from homicide victim's property

Police investigating the disappearance of Brett Hall are looking for information about two firearms.

The inquiry has established two rifles are missing from the Pitangi Track property and Police are trying to locate them and source their history.

One of the firearms is a .223 Ruger bolt action rifle with a black plastic stock, stainless steel barrel, a scope and a black shoulder strap. The second is a .22 semi-automatic rifle with a scope, black barrel, black stock (make unknown).

Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Kirby said: "We are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who might have sold a .223 fitting this description in the last two years in the Whanganui and Manawatu areas, or someone who has had one stolen. Establishing how this firearm and the .22 came to be at the Pitangi Track property will assist us in piecing together activity in the lead up to Mr Hall's disappearance. It is quite possible that these firearms were used in the murder of Mr Hall so information about them could be critical."

Anyone with information relevant to this investigation is asked to contact the investigation team direct on 0800 PITANGI, email Pitangi@police.govt.nz or text 0272 475843. Alternatively information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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