“A South Australian Government Reward for up to $200,000 has been offered for information leading to the apprehension/convictions of the person or people responsible for this murder.”
On 16 August 1999 Franco Murat, aged 60 years, was set on fire at his home address on Prospect Road, Blair Athol. He received burns to the upper torso, head and face including airway damage which resulted in his death on 3 September 1999.
Prior to his death Mr Murat told police three offenders had broken into his premises whilst he had been sleeping. A bag had been placed over his head and he had been beaten and then set alight. The offenders had asked for his car keys and he had complied. Mr Murat’s vehicle was located a short distance away on fire around the same time that he was located.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on
1 800 333 000, on-line or email an investigator.