Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Expat killed on way to meet caller



A MYSTERIOUS phone call to an expatriate man resulted in his death on Saturday in Port Moresby, The National reports.

John Hulse, 62, of European-origin and who held dual passports of Australia and the United States of America, was killed and his body thrown near bushes on Napanapa Road.

NCD metropolitan commander Supt Joseph Tondop said, Hulse, after receiving a phone call from an unknown source, decided to meet the person and reclaim his lost passport.

Police said the caller rang Hulse from Napanapa and wanted to meet him there to give back his passport.

“He went there on Saturday but never returned until his body was found yesterday,” Tondop said.

He said the body was found about 200m from Napanapa Oil Refinery’s entrance by security guards.

Tondop said before meeting his fate Hulse last talked to his friends around 10am and told them of his plans.

Tondop said how the killers got Hulse’s number and what they wanted from him were not known.

Hulse was the operations manager of Alliance Group Ltd, a catering company that provides rationing for workers engaged by the LNG downstream plant at portion 152.

“Police found stab wounds on the corpse.

“I appeal to Baruni, Roku and Napanapa residents who may have seen Hulse or his killers to come forward and assist police in its investigation,” Tondop said

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