Man interviewed by police after officers discover his vehicle covered in blood in remote part of Australia
- A farmer stopped to help a man after his Holden wagon had run out of petrol
- Farmer drove the man to Yalata, 60km away, before local cops drove him back
- Officers then noticed blood inside the vehicle and on the panels of the wagon
- Police believe the blood belongs to a second man, who was unable to be located
A man is currently being interviewed by police after the discovery of another man’s body in a remote part of Australia.
A body has been found near the border of South Australia and Western Australia soon after a man’s disappearance was declared suspicious.
The body was found at Nullarbor this afternoon — about 180 kilometres east of the border — but police are not yet saying if it is the same man who went missing in bizarre circumstances this morning.
A farmer picked up a man from the Eyre Highway at Nundroo — another 140 kilometres east — at about 10:30am after his Holden four-wheel drive ran out of fuel.
The farmer took the man to the Aboriginal community of Yalata, and police then returned with the man to his vehicle, which has the registration 1MW8SG.
Police then noticed blood on the vehicle and cordoned it off, treating it as a crime scene.
They believe a second man was travelling in the car and is now missing.
Ceduna police are co-ordinating what officers have called a “large-scale investigation”, with help from the Major Crime Investigation Branch, a police dog team, forensic investigators and a search coordinator from Adelaide.
Major Crime officer in charge Detective Superintendent Des Bray said police were keen to hear from anyone who saw two Afghan men in the vehicle between Port Augusta, where it was last seen at 5:46pm last night, and the Nullarbor Roadhouse.
He appealed for anyone who was travelling in the area, or has dashcam footage showing the vehicle, to come forward.
Police are investigating the disappearance of man in a remote part of Australia.
Detectives made their way to a part of the Eyre Highway in South Australia on Monday morning to commence a large scale search.
Police were alerted to the matter after a farmer stopped to help a man whose car ran out of fuel near Nundroo, an estimated 160km west of Ceduna.
The farmer then drove the man 60km to the Aboriginal community of Yalata, before local police returned the man to his vehicle.
The crime scene set out by police on part of the Eyre Highway in South Australia
An outback road in Port Augusta, where the missing man was last reportedly seen (stock image)
After dropping the man off, police observed blood smears inside as well as on the panels of the car, said to be a 2018 model Holden 4WD, with the registration 1MW8SG.
The area was immediately cordoned off and declared a crime scene.
Investigating police believe the blood could be from another man, believed to have been travelling in the vehicle.
He was unable to be located, with a full scale search then launched.
The last confirmed sighting of the vehicle with two motorists was on Sunday afternoon in Port Augusta.
The unforgiving outback in Lake Gairdner, South Australia (stock image)
The outback in Flinders Ranges, South Australia (stock image)
The identity of the missing man, said to be of Afghan origin, is still to be confirmed.
Anyone who has seen the vehicle or the men is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.