HUMAN remains have been found by police probing the alleged murder of a missing 29-year-old man.
Cops swooped on a rural property in South Australia on Wednesday and found the body hidden in scrubland.
The body is believed to be that of Robert Atkins, who is thought to have been the victim of a drug-related murder.
South Australia Police revealed today that the remains were found at a property in Minvalara, southeast of Orroroo, according to reports.
They remain at the scene with forensic officers and emergency services.
Cops previously suggested that the 29-year-old was assaulted several times and held at different locations before he was killed.
He was reported missing by his mother in 2021 after he was last seen in November 2020.
Sean Clive Phypers, 32, was charged with his alleged murder in April of this year.
Four others were charged with unlawful detention and causing harm with intent in the same month.
SA Police are expected to give an update later today.
His death is one of three being investigated in connection with the Adelaide drug trade.
Two other men, Trevor King and Jeff Mundy, are believed to have been killed in connection with drug crime as well, MailOnline reports.
King, 41, was found dead in an Adelaide suburb in January 2020, with cops believing his death was staged to look like a suicide.
Before he died he fell victim to serious assaults and unlawful detention which police believe were a result of his drug debts.
Mundy, 36, was last seen in December 2020.
While police suspect his body was disposed of on the Fleurieu Peninsula, south of Adelaide, it has yet to be found.