A 55-year-old Mannum woman has been arrested and charged with assisting an offender in relation to the disappearance and murder of Jody Meyers.
SA Police stated detectives from the Major Crime Investigation Branch arrested the lady on Monday.
Ms Meyers, 20, disappeared on August 26 and her companion, Neil Archer, was charged with her murder soon after her body was located buried in the backyard of Archer’s parents’ house at Mannum, east of Adelaide.
The woman is due to seem in the Murray Bridge Magistrates Court on Tuesday and SA Police mentioned bail was expected to be refused.
Neil Archer will return to court on February 23.
Archer’s mother, Margaret, has been charged with theft soon after allegedly making use of Ms Meyers’ bank card to withdraw money from an ATM the day after the young mother disappeared.
Anybody with data about the disappearance of Ms Meyers ought to speak to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A mother who left her newborn son in a New York church nativity Christmas display will stay away from criminal charges, a prosecutor says.
The child was located crying, with his umbilical cord nonetheless attached, lying in a manger at the Holy Child Jesus Church in Queens on Monday.
Police tracked down the baby’s mother on Wednesday.
Queens district lawyer Richard Brown mentioned the lady would not be prosecuted because she gave up her kid in accordance with the state’s “safe haven” law.
“It appears that the mother, in this case, felt her newborn child would be found safely in the church and chose to location the infant in the manger due to the fact it was the warmest place,” Mr Brown stated in a statement.
Below New York state law, a parent may abandon a newborn anonymously at certain designated safe haven areas, as lengthy as the infant is handed more than to an appropriate individual.
Church priest Father Christopher Ryan Heanue mentioned he and other individuals placed a clean towel around the baby although they waited for paramedics to arrive.
“The lovely issue is that this lady located in this church — which is supposed to be a property for those in require — this home for her child,” Father Heanue mentioned.
“A young couple in our parish would love to adopt this kid and preserve this gift in our neighborhood. It would make a great Christmas miracle.”
The healthier baby was taken to a nearby Queens hospital for evaluation.