“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.”
The body of Peter Collins, aged 41 years, was located in Pinks Lane Adelaide on Wednesday 23 May 1984. He had suffered serious head injuries. Police believe that theft was a motive in this murder as Mr Collins’ clothing had been disturbed and his boots and watch were missing from the scene. They were located days after the murder having been pawned at a nearby store.
Mr Collins was last seen in the early hours of 23 May 1984 at the Green Dragon Hotel, South Terrace Adelaide in the company of two men. One of these men introduced himself as a priest from Melbourne. These men were not known to regulars at the hotel and were not previously known as associates of Mr Collins. Mr Collins left the hotel at about 1.40 a.m. on the morning of his murder. His movements between 1.40 a.m. and about 7.30 a.m. when his body was found remain unknown.
Detectives have identified two suspects in relation to Mr Collins’ murder however both have since died. Insufficient evidence existed for the suspects to be charged with his murder.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on
1 800 333 000, on-line or email an investigator.