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CASE PROFILE – Jason Andrew Plews

Posted on 24/11/2021

The suspected murder of Jason Plews continues to frustrate investigators, because they have key information about what happened to the 31-year old but lack sufficient evidence to arrest the man they believe was responsible.

And investigators believe that a potential love triangle, along with Mr Plews’ poor skills as a drug dealer, which saw him lose money while dealing amphetamines, were likely to have led to his murder.

Mr Plews was living at a Salisbury North house with a man and a woman who were in a relationship.

The woman is the mother of Mr Plews’ son and was thought to be rekindling their relationship while her new partner — a drug dealer who is the main suspect in the case — was away from the property for a while.

It is believed that Mr Plews had taken over the main suspect’s drug dealing operation but wasn’t very good at it. His poor skills led to him being hospitalised after an assault that left him with a broken arm and lacerations to the head on November 22, 2001.

After he discharged himself from the Lyell McEwin Hospital he went to live at a Para Hills house and two days later, he is known to have made calls from a nearby phone box to the Salisbury North house.

He is believed to have gone to the Salisbury North address and from there, he disappeared. Police believe he was taken from the Salisbury North address by two men, one of whom killed him.

He was reported missing by police in January 2002 and his suspected death was declared a Major Crime.

Despite extensive police inquiries his remains have never been found. Information received during the investigation has suggested that body may have been placed into a mineshaft or hole.

A reward of up to $200,000 is on offer to anyone who either provides information leading to the recovery of his remains or information leading to a conviction in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at


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