Questions over man’s death
Police trying to investigate a suspicious death in Hillsborough are frustrated by “obvious gaps in honest information” from those who live at and visit the property.
Damien Loder Allen, 33, was found dead by emergency services at a Hillsborough Rd house on September 24 after 111 calls from people at the address.
Detective inspector Scott Beard says a preliminary reconstruction of the homicide scene showed the area may have been cleaned and Mr Allen’s body moved before police arrived on the scene at 8pm.
“We’re obstructed in our current investigations by people who, we believe, are withholding vital information that would assist us and Damien’s family to uncover the truth around what happened in the hours before he died,” he says.
“Anyone who might be concerned about compromising their safety can use the option of a confidential call to the newly established Crimestoppers line on 0800-555-111.
“Callers should refer to Damien Allen by name so that any information received is passed on to the correct investigators,” says Mr Beard.
The post-mortem carried out the day after Mr Allen’s body was found showed he died from a head injury and police will keep investigating how he was injured.
Anyone who wants to speak to the investigation team should call the Auckland central police on 302-6400 and ask to be put through to Operation Ebb.