Missing Girl's Boyfriend Charged with Murder

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Major Crime Detectives have located the body of a woman in a shallow grave in the Flinders Ranges north of Hawker as part of an investigation into the suspected death of a 21-year-old woman.

On Saturday 6 March, a 21-year-old woman was reported missing at the Hindley Street Police Station.

She was last seen at Southern Cross Homes on Marion Road at Plympton North about 10pm on Friday 5 March.

On Sunday 7 March, Southern District CIB and Major Crime Detectives interviewed her 20-year-old boyfriend.

He has then taken Detectives to an area at Moralana Creek, about 40 kilometres north of Hawker where officers located a shallow grave.

Today, Major Crime Detectives with the assistance of Forensic Response Section and a pathologist attended and located the deceased woman.

A 20-year-old Kurralta Park man was arrested yesterday for failing to report a death to the Coroner.

The man has now been further charged with murder. He is expected to appear in the Port Augusta Magistrates Court today. 

Investigations are ongoing.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au/