Police are asking members of the public if they saw a man loitering in the car park of Jasmeen Kaur’s workplace in the weeks before she was murdered and buried in a shallow grave in the Flinders Ranges.

Key points:

  • Jasmeen Kaur’s body was found in a shallow grave in the Flinders Ranges on Monday
  • Police have identified a car used to transport her and are building a timeline
  • They have appealed for dashcam footage and witnesses

Detective Superintendent Des Bray said police believed Ms Kaur was taken unwillingly from the car park at the Southern Cross Care aged care home in North Plympton, where she worked as a carer, after her shift on Friday night last week.

He said Ms Kaur’s aunt and uncle, with whom she lived, reported her missing on Saturday.

Detective Bray said a 20-year-old Kurralta Park man was interviewed on Sunday and led detectives to the site of Ms Kaur’s grave north of Hawker in the Flinders Ranges, but denied any responsibility for her death.

The man, whose identity has been suppressed, has been charged with her murder.

Police are appealing to anyone who might have seen a neatly-dressed Indian man, with a neatly-trimmed beard in the aged care home’s car park on the Friday night, or in the weeks before the incident, to come forward.

They are also asking anyone who saw a 2009 blue metallic-coloured Commodore, registration number S267CJD, to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Detective Bray said Ms Kaur was in a vehicle, spotted by a safety camera at Virginia at 10:46pm on Friday, which then travelled along the highway to Willaston near Gawler.

Detective Superintendent Des Bray explaining the route police believe the man charged with Jasmeen Kaur’s murder drove on the night of the crime.(

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He said police believe the accused drove down South Road and missed the turn-off at Virginia.

They believe he then did a U-turn, came back to Port Wakefield Road and then travelled north.

“We’d appeal to anyone with dashcam [footage] that night at about 11:00pm on the road to Gawler or Willaston to make contact with us,” Detective Bray said.

“That would be very important to the investigation.”

He said the vehicle activated another safety camera at 12:09am at Two Wells and then at 12:40am at Port Wakefield.

Detective Bray said the vehicle went through safety cameras a 3:07am at Stirling North.

He said the accused man would have had about eight hours to bury Ms Kaur according to the police timeline, but there remained a “considerable amount of time unaccounted for”.

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

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Detective Bray said police were also trying to locate missing property from the victim, including a brown handbag, black slip-on shoes and Ms Kaur’s work identification and access tags.


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