UPDATE: Man arrested for murder in far west

MISSING: The grey 2018 TJ Holden Wagon, registered 1MW8SG, it was cordoned off and treated as a crime scene. Provided by SAPOL.
MISSING: The grey 2018 TJ Holden Wagon, registered 1MW8SG, it was cordoned off and treated as a crime scene. Provided by SAPOL.

UPDATE 11.14pm, Monday December 17

A 32-year-old man from Victoria has been arrested for murder following the discovery of a body near the Eyre Highway on Monday afternoon. 

Just after 3.30pm, police received a report of a man’s body being found in a truck stop, 79 kilometres west of the Nullarbor Roadhouse.

An investigation into the disappearance of this man had already begun earlier that day. 

The man has been refused bail and will appear in court on Tuesday December 18.

Original story, posted 6.29pm, Monday December 17

Police are asking for dash cam footage from anyone travelling between Port Augusta and the Nullarbor Roadhouse on Sunday night, following an investigation into the disappearance of a man on the far west coast on Monday, which police say is suspicious. 

On the morning of Monday December 17, a farmer picked up a man on the Eyre Highway who had run out of fuel near Nundroo, 160 kilometres west of Ceduna.

The farmer took the man to Yalata, a further 60 kilometres west and then police then returned with him to his vehicle.

Upon returned, police will allege blood was noticed in and on the grey 2018 TJ Holden Wagon, registered 1MW8SG, it was cordoned off and treated as a crime scene. 

Police believe a second man had been travelling in the vehicle and is now missing, his identity has not been confirmed. 

Ceduna Police are coordinating the investigation with detective from the Major Crime Investigation Branch, a police dog team, Forensic Response investigators and a search coordinator flying to Ceduna to assist.

Detective Superintendent Des Bray, from Major Crime, said police were keen to hear from anyone who saw two Afghan men in the vehicle anywhere from Port Augusta, where it was last seen about 5.46pm last night, and the Nullarbor Roadhouse, just over the Western Australia border.

He appealed for anyone who was travelling in the area, or has dash cam footage showing the vehicle, to come forward.

Anyone with information that may be of assistance is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at