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Five people arrested in relation to three murder investigations



Five people have been charged in relation to the investigation into the suspected murders of three South Australian men.

A woman and four men were all charged today following an investigation into the suspicious deaths of Robert Atkins, Trevor King and Jeffrey Mundy.

A 39-year-old woman, a 51-year-old man, a 48-year-old man, a 59-year-old man and a 43-year-old man were charged with various offences including drug trafficking, firearm and weapon possession.

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The 39-year-old woman, the 51-year-old man and 48-year-old man will face court today.

The two other men have been bailed to face court in April.

It comes as police continue to investigate the murders of Atkins, King and Mundy.

King's body was found in waters near West Lakes, with police alleging his death was staged to look like a suicide.

King was allegedly held captive at a property and attacked with a blowtorch, set alight and beaten with a baseball bat, before being found dead almost a year later.

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Police suspect Atkins was kidnapped by a gang of criminals – who initially held and tortured the 32-year-old over a small drug debt – a week before he was spotted at a Harvey Norman.

Security footage from November 2020 shows Atkins days later at the counter of the Harvey Norman in the Gepps Cross homemaker centre in Adelaide's north.

His body has not been found.

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

Police believe Mundy spent his final days held captive in a shipping container on a property frequented by drug dealers in Lonsdale.

The missing father is believed to have escaped the site and been tracked down before his murder. 

His body also has not been found.

Officers continue to appeal for any information relating to the murders of the three men.

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