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CASE TYPE: Other
LOCATION: Whyalla
CASE DATE: March 12, 1989

Murder – Peter Seaford (19-14)

REFERENCE NUMBER: 19-14

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Murder – Peter Seaford (19-14)

                 

Peter Seaford was the part owner of the Mobil Elliott Service Station at 4/100 Essington Lewis Avenue, Whyalla. At about 4.00 a.m. on Sunday, 12th March, 1989 the Mobil Elliott Service Station was broken into, when an old water pump had been thrown through the front glass door of the service station, which activated an alarm connected to the telephone in Peter Seaford’s unit. He attended the service station and found that it had been broken into. He then rang an associate and requested them to come to the service station with the keys so that he could turn the alarm off, which they did. They then realised that the takings from the service station were at the flat and Peter returned to his flat for a short time. When he returned to the service station the police were there talking with his associate. After speaking with police Peter became aware of a previous unit break at his block that night and he returned home alone to check his unit at about 4.45 am that morning. The associate also returned to the unit a short time later and found Peter Seaford on the floor of his unit with severe head injuries. He died as a result of these injuries. There is unmatched DNA recovered from this scene.

***Major Crime received information from an anonymous caller to Crime Stoppers in February 2019. Major Crime are asking for the caller to contact them or Crime Stoppers as their information is of high importance in this investigation.***

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