Timothy Pullen with his mum Leanne Pullen.
Timothy Pullen with his mum Leanne Pullen. Contributed

Five people arrested in relation to Timothy Pullen's death

UPDATE:

A DARWIN magistrate said he feared for the safety of a pregnant woman charged in relation to the suspected murder of Timothy John Pullen.

Detectives have arrested five people, including Kiera Jeannette McKay, 26, across three states and territories over the suspected murder of Mr Pullen, who was a defendant in one of North Queensland's largest drug busts when he went missing.

A 31-year-old man faced a Sydney Magistrates Court yesterday after he was arrested on Wednesday, a police spokesman said.

Sunshine Coast man 34-year-old Zane Tray Lincoln has been charged with Mr Pullen's murder.

The body has never been found.

However police have alleged that Stephen Dale Renwick, 37, and Luke Shayne Kister, 22, helped to dispose of the body.

Ms McKay applied for bail which was refused by Magistrate Michael Carey for her own protection and because of a risk she may interfere with a witness.

"I have serious concerns about her safety giving the associations referred to," he said.

Defence lawyer Nicola MacCarron said Ms McKay had been living in Darwin since November and was working as an account serviceable clerk for a business in Berrimah.

She said Ms McKay had not tried to avoid capture and had given four statements to Queensland police.

Both will be extradited to face Mackay Magistrates Court on August 5.

 

11.29am:

NORTHERN Territory police have arrested a 26-year-old Queensland woman in relation to the murder of Timothy John Pullen.

Kiera Jeanette McKay will appear in the Darwin Magistrates Court today.

Queensland detectives will apply for an extradition to Queensland to face charges, Detective Senior Sergeant Chris Board said.

This follows three arrests in the last two weeks.

Zane Tray Lincoln, 34, was arrested on the Sunshine Coast and charged with murdering Mr Pullen.

Stephen Dale Renwick, 37, and Luke Shayne Kister, 22, were granted bail last week on charges of being an accessory after the fact to murder.

They are accused of helping to dispose of Mr Pullen's body.



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