A man accused of killing 21-year-old woman Jasmeen Kaur, whose body was found in a shallow grave in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges on Monday, will remain in police custody until at least December.

Key points:

  • A 20-year-old Kurralta Park man has been charged with murder
  • Police say he was known to the victim
  • He has denied any involvement in her death

The 20-year-old Kurralta Park man, whose identity has been suppressed, did not apply for bail when he appeared at the Port Augusta Magistrates Court this afternoon.

Police prosecutors requested a nine-month adjournment to prepare for the trial.

Police said the accused was known to the victim and had helped detectives locate her body, which was buried in a shallow grave near Hawker, in the state’s north.

Police said a woman’s body was found in a shallow grave north of Hawker in the Flinders Ranges on Monday afternoon.(

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“[The man] agreed to show detectives a grave in the Moralana Creek bed where he said she had been buried,” Detective Superintendent Des Bray said on Monday afternoon.

“He denied any responsibility whatsoever in her death.”

The man was initially charged with failing to report a death to the coroner, but was later also charged with murder following more police interviews.

A post-mortem examination has been performed on Ms Kaur’s body today, to determine her exact cause of death.

Police have urged anyone with information that may assist the investigation to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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