Detectives investigating the alleged murder of a man whose torso was found in a wheelie bin have arrested two people in relation to his death, as officers commence a fresh search on a home.
On Monday afternoon, SA Police revealed a 51-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman, both from Adelaide’s northern suburbs, had been arrested over Mr McLean’s August 2022 death.
The duo are currently being questioned by police, and major crime detectives and specialists from the Forensic Police Response are conducting a search at a home in Brahma Lodge.
A statement from SA Police said the pair are expected to be charged later on Monday night with assisting an offender following Mr McLean’s alleged murder.
Geoffrey McLean was murdered in August last year. Pictures: FacebookHis torso was left in a wheelie bin in a vacant property. Picture: SA POLICE
The pair are expected to face the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
The arrests come after two people were charged with Mr McLean’s alleged murder in early March.
On March 6, Sheree Glastonbury was identified as the former lover of Mr McLean, and charged with one count of murder alongside 51-year-old Mark John Murphy.
Outside court, Ms Glastonbury’s sister, Tina, spoke to the media.
“It’s upsetting. I’d love to discuss it further, but due to the court proceedings, I can’t make any comments,” she said.
“It’s been horrific, and I suppose it’s just the start of the journey.”
Sheree Glastonbury who is charged with murdering Geoffrey McLean. Picture: SuppliedMark John Murphy, the man accused of murdering Geoffrey McLean. Picture: 9 News
Court documents later revealed Mr Murphy had allegedly been involved in a series of crimes against Mr McLean, including assault, trespass, attempted murder and causing serious harm, since April last year.
Mr Murphy was charged with attempted murder over the incident, but just four months after the brutal attack, police allege he helped murder Mr McLean.
In October, the dismembered torso of the missing South Australian man was found in a bin in a Salisbury South vacant block.
In February, police released CCTV footage of two people acting suspiciously near the lot where Mr McLean’s torso was dumped.
Police later confirmed the wheelie bin used to discard some of Mr McLean’s body parts had been stolen from an address about 900m from the scene in Eastview St at Brahma Lodge.
It is alleged the wheelie bin was stolen some time after his murder.