Wednesday, May 26, 1999 Published at 05:20 GMT 06:20 UK
Adelaide body count reaches 10
Suspects Wagner, Bunting and Haydon arriving at court
Australian police have excavated a second body from an Adelaide garden, taking the death toll in the country's worst serial murder investigation to 10.
He said: "It certainly indicates the body had been in the ground for some considerable time."
Police believe the body of one more missing person is still to be found.
But Det Supt Schramm said he did not expect to find that body in the grounds of the house where the other remains were recovered.
Three men from Adelaide have been arrested in connection with the macabre discoveries.
Some of the missing persons benefits were being collected until quite recently.
However, police say they have not yet established a common link between all the victims, because some of them were not recipients of social security payments.
One of the victims is thought to be the 37-year-old wife of one of the accused, Mark Haydon, 40.
The other two suspects are John Bunning, 32, and Robert Wagner, 28.
Another victim is thought to be Barry Lane, a convicted paedophile and transvestite, who allegedly had a long affair with Mr Wagner. A third could be a drifter called Clinton Trezize, who has been missing since 1993.
Police are playing down any suggestion of a sexual motive in the case.
"Drugs, organised crime, paedophilia and sex-related things are certainly not the focus of investigations," said Det Supt Schramm, who is heading the 33-strong police task force investigating the case.
Police broke into the bank in Snowtown on Friday. It closed around two-and-a-half years ago. Since then it had been rented by a woman who sold plants and crafts.
"From what I understand there was no person involved in those murders from within Snowtown or the surrounding district," he said.
"They were murdered elsewhere and the drums were brought to Snowtown because it was a quiet little town and there was a premises ideal for the persons involved."