Skeleton found near Port Lincoln thought to be that of Jarred Mueller, who went missing in 1999

Skeletal remains of a man have been discovered near Port Lincoln — and are thought to that be of a man who went missing in 1999.

Mitch Mott


Police are investigating the discovery of a skeleton in scrubland near Port Lincoln.

The body is believed to be that of Jarred Mueller, 29, who was last seen near his father’s home in Port Lincoln.

Two men stumbled on the body on Wednesday near Western Approach Rd on the outskirts of the town.

After initial investigations, police believe the death was not suspicious.

Officer in charge of the Eyre Western Local Service Area, Superintendent Paul Bahr, said it would be some time before the identity of the remains were confirmed, but the family of Mr Mueller had been advised of the discovery.

“Forensic response have attended the area yesterday and a report will be prepared for the Coroner,” Supt Bahr said.

Mr Mueller’s father Peter, who still lives in Port Lincoln, declined to comment on the discovery.