Killer's confession leads police to find remains of murder victim
A killer's confession has led police to the remains of a South Australian murder victim who vanished more than a decade ago.
Police converged on Packer Street in Terowie this morning, and by lunchtime, they had found what they were looking for.
Officers unearthing a bag, containing remains of disability pensioner Martin Meffert, who vanished in 2005.
Mr Meffert's family said they will now have the chance to properly lay him to rest and to see justice done.
"We're all very grateful to the hard work that's been put in and the continued efforts to bring our family peace," the victim's sister Natasha Meffert said.
Some of Mr Meffert's remains were discovered in a bag stored in the fireplace at the same property in 2013, triggering an investigation into the murder.
It is believed the crime was committed in 2005, and in the years before it was detected, more than $130,000 had been stolen from Mr Meffert's bank account, which his disability pension was being paid into.
Last September a relative, who can't be identified, was charged over the murder and earlier this week, he finally admitted his guilt, prompting today's return to Terowie.
"Clearly his conscience has finally caught up with him and he's trying to alleviate his guilt," Ms Merrett said. "
We're on the home stretch of a very horrible tragedy."
Officers remained at the scene for much of the day as they dug for further evidence.
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