Third man charged over Murray Bridge death

A third man has been charged over the killing of Oliver Todd, whose body was found partially concealed behind mounds of dirt at the side of a track at a property east of Adelaide

The death of the 47-year-old man last December at Jervois prompted an investigation that saw two men arrested and charged.

The arrest of a third man on Thursday in connection with the murder of the Murray Bridge killing resulted in charges for allegedly impeding an investigation, as well as two counts of providing a false statement to police.

The 41-year-old Murray Bridge man has been refused police bail and will appear in the Murray Bridge Magistrates Court on Friday.

The killing of Mr Todd last December had left police exploring a number of possible motives.

Police said he had suffered a severe beating.

It is believed he was attacked in his home with a tomahawk, his body wrapped in a wool bale bag and transported to Jervois in a red car.

The man had earlier been reported missing from a property at Murray Bridge with detectives later finding a bloodied crime scene within the house.

Detective Superintendent Des Bray said the two men charged with murder, aged 30 and 49, were associates of the victim and one lived at the same house.