South Australia Police are investigating the murder of Oliver Todd, 47, whose body was found dumped by the lower Murray River after he was allegedly murdered in an axe attack in his home on December 11.
Police believe after being attacked with a small axe (tomahawk), Mr Todd’s body was wrapped in wool bale bags and driven to the riverside, 15km away from his home in a Nissan Navara, where it was dumped.
While two men have already been arrested and charged over the murder, police are now looking for more information from the public. They’ve released eerie clues from their investigation as they try to piece together what happened to Mr Todd.
Mr Todd’s body was found about 4.30pm on the afternoon of December 11, a few hours after he’d been reported missing from his home at Murray Bridge at 10am that day. Police said there were signs of a physical struggle at the victim’s home.
Police found Mr Todd’s body and later declared his death a murder. Near his body they found a blue and red bike decorated with Spider-Man decals. Police said it was “unusual” for a child’s bike to be in the area.
A day after Mr Todd’s body was discovered, police arrested two men from Murray Bridge, aged 30 and 49, and charged both with murder.
SA Police now want to know more about the history of the Spider-Man bike, and have urged members of the public with information to come forward.
They’re also seeking information about the movements of the Red Nissan Navara, with SA registration S307AMK.
Additionally detectives are seeking information about the wool bale bag and the tomahawk.
Police release clues in appeal for information into gruesome murder investigation
Police have released eerie clues as they seek information important to the investigation of a murder of a man in South Australia.
Detective Inspector Billy Thompson from the Major Crime Investigation Branch said the information is being released so members of the public can report what they know.
“We strongly encourage anyone with information to do the right thing and come forward, and you can do so anonymously,” he said.