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Murray Bridge Murder Evidence Released

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Police investigating the murder of a Murray Bridge man are appealing to the public for assistance.

On Wednesday December 11 2019, Oliver Todd was found dead in Jervois near the River Murray.

It is believed the  47-year-old was attacked in his Tennyson Ave home with a tomahawk (a small axe) that morning, his body wrapped in wool bale bag and taken in a red Nissan Navara ute (pictured - SA registration of S307AMK) to the river, 15 km South East of Murray Bridge.

At the same location, a child’s bicycle (pictured below) was also found which they say is unusual for the area.

On Thursday 12 December 2019, a 30-year-old man and a 49-year-old man, both from Murray Bridge, were arrested and charged with murder.

Police are currently building a case against the pair and have released photographs and footage of a vehicle they believe to be the car involved with the hope someone with information will come forward.

The recordings show the red vehicle at a Shell service station on Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge at 5:50am on 11 December 2019.

Separate recordings show what Police believe to be the same vehicle on Mulgundawah Road, Murray Bridge, travelling towards the victim’s home in Tenneyson Avenue at about 5:53am.

Police are seeking public assistance to identify the movements of the red Nissan Navara utility on December 11 2019, the history of the child’s bike and the wool bale bag, as well as the location of the tomahawk.

Detective Inspector Billy Thompson from the Major Crime Investigation Branch said the information is vital to the investigation.

“We strongly encourage anyone with information to do the right thing and come forward, and you can do so anonymously," he said.

Anyone with information about this matter is urged to call their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au.


Photos supplied by SAPOL