Police believe man was ‘held against his will’ in a container before death

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Police investigating the alleged murder of South Australian man Jeff Mundy believe he was held hostage in a shipping container in the weeks prior to his death.

Detectives searched a Londsdale industrial site where they said the missing father escaped before he was tracked down and killed.

A tip-off led 50 police, crime scene technicians and STAR group officers to the site on Friday.
Police investigating the alleged murder of South Australian man Jeff Mundy believe he was held hostage in a shipping container in the weeks prior to his death.
Police investigating the alleged murder of South Australian man Jeff Mundy believe he was held hostage in a shipping container in the weeks prior to his death. (9News)

“He was held at this location, we certainly believe he was,” detective inspector Brett Featherby said.

”He’s escaped from this area and then subsequent to that escape he’s been murder some two weeks after.”

Police found several items at the site including a firearm, a Taser, a hydroponic cannabis crop and three shipping containers of illegal fireworks.

Police reiterated there is a $200,000 reward for any information leading to convictions of the alleged murder or the recovery of his body.
Police reiterated there is a $200,000 reward for any information leading to convictions of the alleged murder or the recovery of his body. (9News)

“We know that is premises in frequented by low-level drug users and low-level drug dealers,” Featherby said.

Mundy went missing nearly two years ago and police believe he is one of three men allegedly murdered by a drug ring.

He was last seen on CCTV at a chemist in the Colonnades Shopping Centre.

The 36-year-old father’s body has not yet been found.

Detectives searched a Londsdale industrial site where they believe the missing father escaped, was tracked down and killed.
Detectives searched a Londsdale industrial site where they believe the missing father escaped, was tracked down and killed. (9News)

Featherby said detectives believe several people were involved in Mundy’s alleged murder and the disposal of his body and there may have been several suspects involved in those roles.

Major crime detectives are exploring the possible involvement of members of drug syndicates in the suburbs of Lonsdale, Aldinga and Sellicks Beach, and their role in Mundy’s murder and disappearance.

Police reiterated there is a $200,000 reward for any information leading to convictions of the alleged murder or the recovery of his body.

According to police, the possibility of further rewards will be sought if further murders are identified.

Mundy was last seen on CCTV at a chemist in the Colonnades Shopping Centre.
Mundy was last seen on CCTV at a chemist in the Colonnades Shopping Centre. (9News)

The disappearance of Adelaide man Robert Atkins and the death of Trevor King have also been the focus of the investigation.

King’s body was found at West Lakes in January 2020.

Police involved in Taskforce Southern have conducted 62 searches and arrested 27 people on 95 charges so far.

Charges include blackmail, assault, unlawful detention, firearms, crimes, money laundering, theft and interfering with the case and witnesses.

No one has been arrested for murder.

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