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CASE TYPE: Missing, Murder
LOCATION: Beverly
CASE DATE: May 9, 2016

Michael John Modesti

REFERENCE NUMBER: MCIB 16-27

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Michael John Modesti

Rewards up to $200,000 will be paid by the Government of South Australia, at the discretion of the Commissioner of Police, to anyone who provides information and assistance that leads to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the suspected murder of Michael Modesti (and/or leading to the location and recovery of the victim’s remains). 

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Michael John Modesti
Missing presumed murdered

Michael John Modesti, was 33 years of age when he went missing from his home address at Willsmore Street, Beverley on Monday, 9 May, 2016. There was nil evidence of a disturbance at his home address. His blue Magna 360 model sedan, SA registered XPC-764, was found parked and abandoned in Chenoweth Avenue, West Croydon, near Torrens Road, on Wednesday, 11 May, 2016.

It is known the vehicle was left at that location sometime between 9.30 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. on that date. His disappearance was declared a major crime and suspected murder investigation on Monday 23 May, 2016. His disappearance is suspected to be drug related and may have links to a visit to Thailand that Mr Modesti had undertaken between Tuesday, 26 April, 2016 and Friday, 6 May, 2016 – 3 days prior to his disappearance.

Police have identified persons of interest in regard to Mr Modesti’s disappearance and investigations are on-going. At this time there is insufficient information to charge any person/s with Mr Modesti’s murder or identify a possible location of his remains.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on
1 800 333 000, on-line or email an investigator.



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