A number of properties in South Australia’s Mid-North have been excavated this week by police as part of an ongoing investigation into the suspected murder of Martin Meffert more than 12 years ago.
The 25-year old was last seen in February 2005, on a bus going to Terowie. In October 2013, police discovered his partial skeletal remains in a bag in a fireplace at a house on Packer Street, Terowie.
At the time of the discovery, a man was arrested and charged with failing to report a death, with this charge later withdrawn.
Police continue to actively investigate the case, and believe those responsible for Mr Meffert’s murder are still in the Terowie area.
Pension money was taken from Mr Meffert’s bank accounts by several people after his disappearance, and they are believed to have been involved in, or have knowledge of, the circumstances of Mr Meffert’s death.
A reward of up to $200,000 is available for anyone providing information leading to the apprehension and conviction of a person for Mr Meffert’s suspected murder.
Police are also keen to locate the remainder of Mr Meffert’s remains, and believe that at one time he was buried at the properties they have recently attended.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at https://crimestopperssa.com.au – and can remain anonymous.