News

Man charged over murders as police excavate shallow grave

A photo of Jessie Leigh Fullerton from her Facebook.
A photo of Jessie Leigh Fullerton from her Facebook. facebook.com

A MAN has been arrested over the murder of two young women in the South Australian outback.

The 19-year-old is accused of killing Quorn woman, Jessie Leigh Fullerton, 22, after she saw him with missing Port Pirie teenager Rebecca Wild.

Jessie's body was found lying next to her car near a local hotel on Wednesday and 16-year-old Rebecca's body was dumped at a cemetery.

Major crime squad detectives arrested a 19-year-old male, known to both victims, at his Quorn home on Wednesday night.

Detective Superintendent Grant Moyle told reporters at a conference on Thursday he thought "nothing much" could surprise him anymore but the circumstances surrounding the double murder "certainly has".

He said he was confident the accused was the only person involved in the murders but could release few details as the charges were before the court.

Police excavated a shallow grave site at the Quorn cemetery on Thursday.

A search was also carried out at the local SES headquarters where the accused volunteered.

Topics:  murder, police



Car collides with police vehicle while on the run

The Queensland Police Polair 2 helicopter, which will begin operations from July 5, 2014.

Polair has been called in again after a driver evaded police.

LETTER: Time to give Muslims a fair go in our letters

Muslim Woman pray and Beautiful background.

I am at a loss to understand how Muslims are holding us ransom

LETTER: Bats were there before development

Bats on their nightly eat and feast mission.

Who allowed development in an area where the bats live?

Local Partners

Daniel Radcliffe hoped for haircut anonymity

Radcliffe thought shaving his head would make him more anonymous

Jim Carrey slams 'shameful greed' of lawsuit

Jim Carrey has slammed the "shameful greed" of White's ex-husband.

'Highly unlikely' Brad Pitt will face prosecution

It is highly unlikely that Brad Pitt will be prosecuted

WATCH: Justin Bieber grabbed in Germany

A video has emerged of singer Justin Bieber being attacked

Why The Wrong Girl is right for Jessica Marais

Jessica Marais and Ian Meadows in a scene from the TV series The Wrong Girl.

ACTOR makes the sometimes awkward character her own in new comedy.

What's on the small screen this week

Jessica Marais in a scene from the TV series The Wrong Girl.

A NEW romantic comedy debuts while footy codes ramp up for finals.

Investors out-bid first-home buyers in booming market

Housing generic.

Ipswich's housing market is putting more cash into sellers’ pockets

Another Ripley development

THE ENTRANCE: An overview of the last planned development for the fast growing Ripley area.

85 more home lots released

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.