The distressed widow of insurance executive Randolph Wein yesterday complained that police had failed to let her know that his death may not have been an accident. Speaking from her home in Zurich, Switzerland, Christina Cappelen Wein said she had no idea foul play was suspected until she read newspaper reports last week that the investigation was being upgraded to a possible murder. She remains convinced her husband's death on October 8, when his BMW motorcycle and a truck collided in Wan Chai, was just an accident. Wein, 49, suffered fatal internal injuries that experts agree were not consistent with a motorcycle accident unless another vehicle had driven over the body. Police have failed to locate the truck driver. They refuse to comment on reports in the Chinese-language press and the rumours rife in the insurance industry that a taxi driver saw a man get out of the truck after driving over Wein, look at him and then drive away. Police will not even confirm if there were witnesses to the 10am hit-and-run in the eastbound fast lane of Gloucester Road. 'The information you are seeking is something related to the investigation details and it is inappropriate for us to disclose too much,' police said yesterday. They were treating the death as a traffic accident until last week, when insurance legislator Bernard Charnwut Chan said he had received several complaints from the Hong Kong and Australian insurance sectors urging a more in-depth examination of Wein's case. He said many of Wein's friends speculated his death could have been related to an Australian royal commission of inquiry into the collapse of insurance giant HIH. Wein, a German national, was chief executive officer when HIH went into liquidation in March last year and he was a key witness at the subsequent inquiry. His wife was interviewed by the Hong Kong police two days after Wein's death, family friend Michael Nacson said. This was the day before a memorial service attended by 400 people in the Garden Lounge of the Hong Kong Club, where Wein was a member. 'Then she was asked bizarre questions about indebtedness and marital problems, typical insensitive questions asked by police officers whose first language is not English,' added Mr Nacson, a Hong Kong management consultant. Mrs Wein used to live in Hong Kong but moved back to Switzerland some years ago with their children, Katharina, Johanna and Max. One friend described the Wein's marriage as 'dysfunctional'. Until last week, Mr Nacson said the family had not heard from the police since October 10. 'At the very least they could have been contacted,' he said. 'Instead, the police announced an upgrading of the investigation across the press without telling Mr Wein's wife.' Yesterday, the police said: 'We have established contact with the wife of the deceased and will update her any time there is a breakthrough in the investigation and when we have any update.' Mrs Wein was particularly distressed by Mr Chan's assertion, which has since been widely reported as fact, that Wein's death was 'suspicious, as he was supposed to go back to Australia again to give evidence in the investigation of HIH on the day following his death'. Mrs Wein and Mr Nacson were both emphatic that this was incorrect, but it was fuelling the rumours that foul play was involved. 'Randolph's witnessing at the royal commission came to an end in September,' Mrs Wein said. 'All he wanted to say was said during that time. His transcript finished with the phrase: 'The witness retired'. You might have read the tribute of the commissioner to him after the tragic accident on October 8.' Mr Chan said yesterday: 'I got that information from other insurers. Many of them gave me that information verbally, while one has given me a written submission.' In fact, Mr Wein should have travelled to Sydney on October 9, but not to give evidence. He had meetings planned, one with a businessman who asked to remain nameless. Wein, who ran an insurance consultancy, was interested in buying ailing insurance companies and had apparently made a very tentative offer for the subsidiaries of German company Gerling Konzern. He was using an Australian letterhead - I-Advisory21 Pty Ltd - with a second address in Hong Kong at 2402 China Insurance Group Building. But until police find the truck driver, the rumours remain just that. They are 'an attempt by people to add one and one together and there's plenty of bar-room gossip, because talk's cheap,' Mr Nacson said. Mr Chan said yesterday that since the suspicious death theory had been mooted, even more insurance industry people had told him they believed there was 'something suspicious' behind the death. 'It all leads to one thing, they don't think it was an accident,' he added. Most of Wein's friends have been reluctant to talk on the record. Calls to insurance companies were not returned. The rumour that his computer was being hacked into are widespread in the industry. Some of his friends spoke of a macho, cynical, arrogant side to Wein's nature, especially towards the end. 'He lived the life of a bachelor when in Hong Kong,' said one, hinting that perhaps any suspicions should be focused closer to home than the HIH inquiry. By contrast, Franki Yang, of the BMW Motorcyclists Club, of which Mr Wein was a member, recalls a quiet man. 'I can't think anyone would have wanted to murder him. He was very well respected and liked, but there must be something fishy because the truck didn't stop,' he said.