“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.”
Missing presumed murdered
Kenneth Camplin, aged 44 years, was reported missing by his brother on 30 December 2013. His friends and family became concerned for his welfare after they could not make contact with him. They found his home insecure and his dog in the back yard near death due to dehydration and starvation.
The investigation revealed that Mr Camplin went to the Paralowie McDonalds and purchased a meal at 12.25 a.m. on Friday 27 December 2013. CCTV from the restaurant is the last positive sighting of Mr Camplin. The receipt from McDonalds was found inside his house. Phone records from his mobile phone account show he sent a text message to a friend at about 1.26 a.m. that same morning. This is the last contact known to have been made by Mr Camplin.
Mr Camplin was very security conscious and had security cameras installed on the outside of his home. He always locked his doors when he left the premises but the back door was found to be unlocked. He doted over his dog and would not have intentionally left it to suffer for an extended period.
His phone has not been used since and his bank accounts have not been accessed.
Mr Camplin was known to be a recreational drug user and a low level supplier of drugs to some of his close associates.
Police suspect he has been murdered.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on
1 800 333 000, on-line or email an investigator.