A person who called Crime Stoppers SA caller with information about missing man Michael Modesti has been urged to ring back.
The 33-year old went missing on Monday, 9 May 2016 from his home address at Willsmore Street, Beverley, with his vehicle located at Chenoweth Avenue, West Croydon two days later. His mobile phone was removed from the car, potentially because it contained information linked to Mr Modesti’s drug trade associates and dumped nearby.
Establishing how that vehicle got there remains a key focus, and new information may change the direction of the investigation.
The previous caller provided very specific information and could possibly have known Mr Modesti.
A $200,000 reward was recently posted for information leading to Mr Modesti’s whereabouts and the circumstances of his disappearance to encourage people to come forward.
Police have interviewed a person they consider as a suspect who was a significant player in the drug trade with Mr Modesti, and is believed to have been involved in his disappearance – prompting a renewed call to Mr Modesti’s associates for their assistance.
Mr Modesti’s last known contact was with his partner on the evening of Sunday, 8 May, when he spoke with her on the phone, and there was no evidence of any disturbance at his home address, which was left locked and secure with his wallet in place.
The investigation is also exploring possible links to a visit Mr Modesti made to Thailand between Tuesday, 26 April 2016 and Friday, 6 May 2016; three days prior to his disappearance.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, report online or via the App.