Police still seeking mystery object

03:22, Aug 26 2014
Rutger Hale
ROADSIDE HUNT: A police search team combs the roadside and scrub near the spot where Rutger Hale was killed by a mystery object between Wanaka and Lake Hawea in October.

Almost a year after the death of Rutger Hale near Wanaka, police are making a new call for information on the case. 

As he drove to work on October 24, an object flew through the 22-year-old Hale's car windscreen, killing him instantly.

Police have not identified the mystery object.

Rutger Hale
Rutger Hale

Detective Sergeant Brian Cameron said yesterday that police had carried out extensive work, including analysis of samples of material found in Hale's Subaru.

The case is now before the coroner so they would not comment further on any of the details.

"However, we do want to give it another push in the media, in case there is someone out there who has information that would help this inquiry. If you do know something about what happened on that day, please come forward," Cameron said.

Anyone with information should contact Cameron, of the Queenstown CIB, on (03) 4411625.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

An inquest is scheduled in Queenstown on September 19.


The Southland Times