Massive $200,000 reward offered for any information to help solve three murders linked to Adelaide’s meth trade
- A $200,000 reward on offer for information that leads to conviction over murder
- Adelaide police are looking for information related to three recent murders
- The murders believed to be linked to the drug trade and committed by 15 people
- Police are now looking into over 200 suspicious Adelaide ‘overdose’ deaths
Rewards of $200,000 each have been offered in relation to three unsolved murders believed to be linked to the drug trade in Adelaide’s southern suburbs.
Police previously established a special task force to investigate the deaths of Robert Atkins, Trevor King and Jeff Mundy.
Up to 15 people are believed to have been involved in the killings and detectives are also checking another 200 overdose deaths since 2019 to determine if any more are suspicious.
Deputy Police Commissioner Linda Williams (centre) has announced a $200,000 reward for information leading to conviction of three murdered Adelaide men as police investigate 200 suspicious ‘overdose’ deaths
The rewards will be provided to anyone who provides information leading to a conviction or convictions.
Deputy Police Commissioner Linda Williams said detectives had already taken more than 30 calls with people providing information about the killings and urged others to come forward.
“We know that the offenders are involved in low-level drug dealing and in the methamphetamine scene,” she said.
Robert Atkins (above) is believed to have been murdered after a week of torture before his body was left near Orroroo
“We know that their tactics are to bully and threaten their victims in a variety of unimaginable ways.
“Their methodology is particularly brutal….apparently over very little amounts of money.”
Mr Atkins, 31, was held captive and tortured for up to a week before being forced to commit crimes for his captors.
Detectives believe he was murdered near Port Pirie, in the state’s mid-north, with his body left near Orroroo although it has still not been found.
Trevor King (above) was held in unlawful detention and suffered serious assault over drug debt before his body was found near West Lakes in a staged suicide
Mr King, 41, was found dead at suburban West Lakes in January last year with police now believing his death was staged to look like a suicide.
In the months before his death, he was the victim of unlawful detention and serious assaults, resulting from a drug debt.
The debt was initially $1000 but increased to $10,000 and then $50,000 when he failed to pay.
Jeff Mundy (above) was last seen in December 2020 with police suspecting his body was disposed of in Fleurieu Peninsula
Mr Mundy, 36, was last seen in December last year. His body has not been found, with police suspecting it was disposed of somewhere on SA’s Fleurieu Peninsula.
Ms Williams said police were keen to help the families of the victims understand what happened.
“One day they’re there and next day they were gone and people don’t know why,” she said.
“It’s reasonable people should have answers.”