Police say they have found location where NSW man was murdered in SA

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SA Police say a New South Wales man, whose body was found in the South Australian town of Venus Bay on Monday, was killed at Poochera on Sunday.

Adam Bennett has been charged with murdering himThey say the murder scene was found as a result of calls to Crime Stoppers afterPolice allege 43-year-old Adam Troy Bennett murdered his travel companion, 64-year-old Peter Hillier, on Sunday and then called an ambulance for him on Monday.

Mr Bennett said Mr Hillier was injured on Sunday after falling from their shared motorhome while he was drunk and it was moving. He said he then called for an ambulance after discovering him not moving at their holiday home on Monday.Mr Hillier had been reported missing by his niece last week, while Mr Bennett had been listed as a missing person since 2020.Yesterday, Detective Superintendent Des Bray said police did not know where Mr Hillier had died but they did not believe Mr Bennett's story that it happened between Streaky Bay, where he said they had been fishing on Sunday morning, and Venus Bay.

Superintendent Bray said Mr Hillier's injuries were "significant" and not "consistent with falling from a vehicle". Police are looking for other witnesses who may have seen Mr Hillier in Poochera on Sunday or his Mercedes-Benz motorhome in the area.Mr Bennett did not apply for bail yesterday and was remanded in custody to face court again in November.

 

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