A man wanted in connection with a historical murder investigation in Adelaide is set to be extradited from Victoria after flying into Australia.

SA Police said Victorian homicide detectives arrested a 36-year-old man after he flew into Melbourne on a flight from Bangkok.

He had been wanted in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Thea Kheav, who was fatally stabbed at a birthday party at Parafield Gardens, in Adelaide’s north, in 2007.

Three other men were convicted over the death in 2011 and sentenced to life imprisonment with a non-parole period of 20 years.

SA Police said a fourth suspect was identified about six months after Mr Kheav’s death but investigators found he left Australia four weeks after the murder.

A warrant was obtained in 2008 and the suspect was arrested by Cambodian police, but an extradition application was rejected by the Cambodian Supreme Court and the man was released.

The man, formerly of Salisbury North, was arrested at about 7:30am on Saturday.

The Melbourne Magistrates Court heard the man will be extradited to South Australia on a flight on Saturday evening. 

He is expected to face court in coming days.

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