Caller holds clues to murder of Tallandoon farmer David Beer in 1994

KILLED: David Beer was shot dead while using a tractor at his Tallandoon farm on Lockharts Gap Road in 1994.

KILLED: David Beer was shot dead while using a tractor at his Tallandoon farm on Lockharts Gap Road in 1994.

HOMICIDE Squad detectives are urging a person with information about David Beer’s murder to call them back.

Someone with information on the Tallandoon farmer’s shooting death contacted Crime Stoppers on April 1 after an appeal for information in The Border Mail.

Mr Beer was killed by a single shot from a high powered rifle at his property in Tallandoon in February, 1994.

Detective Acting Sergeant Mick Hanna said someone called Crime Stoppers with information about a person of interest and a firearm.

They want that person to call back, with detectives promising to protect the caller’s anonymity.

“Someone rang through on April 1 with what we believe is potentially important information,” he said.

“Potentially, it’s very significant, hence the reason for the appeal.

“They didn’t leave their details.

“We’re urging them to come forward.”

STRUGGLING: Wayne Beer, pictured at his late father's grave in Albury, says he is still saddened by his death more than 23 years on.

STRUGGLING: Wayne Beer, pictured at his late father's grave in Albury, says he is still saddened by his death more than 23 years on.

Detective Acting Sergeant Hanna said there had been a lot of interest in the cold case after the renewed appeal for information and $1 million reward.

“We have received a number of calls,” he said.

“We’re following up all of those.

“It’s a search for the truth and trying to find out what happened, wherever that takes us.”

Mr Beer’s long-suffering son, Wayne, was pleased when told of the development. 

“That’s actually great news,” he said.

“That’s the best thing we can hope for, all the help we can get.

“Please, please help us out if you can.

"The only way we're going to get a result is with the help of the public.

“It’s not fair to allow a murderer to run around (free).

“You wouldn’t like it if it was your father, or brother, or son, to know that he’s out there, and to be unable to do anything about it.”

The reward is available for information leading to a conviction. The caller, or anyone else with information, can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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