The eerie picture of accused rapist’s Salt Creek campsite that he took three weeks before he was charged with a brutal kidnapping attack on two female backpackers at the SAME spot
- Man accused of Salt Creek attack camped there just 3 weeks before attack
- The 59-year-old posted pictures of his camp site in January at Salt Creek
- The man has frequented the spot for decades and took his son there
- He is in prison charged with allegedly kidnapping and raping two women
This is the campsite at Salt Creek where two women escaped with their lives, photographed by the 59-year-old man accused of their kidnap, rape and attempted murder.
The photograph was taken just over three weeks before he allegedly kidnapped, raped and attempted to murder a 23-year-old South American woman and her European travelling companion in the sandhills at Salt Creek 200km south-west of Adelaide.
Posted on one of the accused man’s social media accounts, the photo shows the man’s car, two small tents, picnic tables and eskies.
One of the man’s friends is posing in the picture at the spot where the alleged attacker has camped.
This is the campsite at Salt Creek where two women escaped with their lives, photographed by the 59-year-old man accused of their kidnap, rape and attempted murder more than three weeks before the alleged attack
A photograph of Salt Creek taken by the man accused of raping and kidnapping the female tourists taken weeks before the alleged attack and posted on his social media site
The man, who claims on dating sites to be an ‘outdoors’ and ‘athletic’ person interested in fishing, camping and swimming, has several photographs of himself camping with a young boy, believed to be his son.
In other photographs, the man is pictured on the beach or camping out with friends.
The accused has several profiles on dating websites in which he describes himself as ‘outgoing’ and looking for a woman between ’22 and 56′.
On different sites, he says he is ‘friendly and ‘respect people and other cultures’, as well as saying he is ‘respectful to women’ and able to ‘get along with anyone, well almost haha’.
He says that he wants to meet ‘a kind, loving and thoughtful woman ready for marriage and to start a new life with.
On the day of the alleged incident two women tourists, believed to be a 23-year-old South American woman and a European woman in her twenties, were in the company of the man at Salt Creek, which is in the vast Coorong National Park along the south coast of South Australia.
It was around 6.30pm on Tuesday, when nearby fisherman saw one of the women, naked and bleeding, running from the sand dunes towards them and screaming that she was going to be killed.
Ali Mohammed and Abdul-Karim Mohammed, were driving near the sand dunes at Coorong National Park when the naked backpacker ran towards them.
‘She didn’t know what was going on… She’s jumped in the car and is telling us “please get out of here”,’ Ali Mohammed told Seven News.
The woman screamed ‘Get me out of here, get me out of here. He’s going to kill us all.’
According to Seven News, the two women had split up to escape the man after he allegedly attacked them, with one getting away to alert the witnesses.
She told her rescuers that the man had allegedly hit one of the women over the head with a hammer, and run the other over with a vehicle
The second backpacker was recaptured later in the evening, when she was discovered barely conscious and seriously injured in the sand dunes. Seven News showed footage of a man being arrested on the beach by police.
The man was seen on his stomach on the ground, with his arms behind his back as two officers detain him. He was wearing a black and white t-shirt and grey pants.
Police also found a campsite about a kilometre from where the man was arrested. There was a fishing knife and hook left behind.
Both women are in hospital in a stable condition after they were rescued at Salt Creek in Coorong National Park.
The 59-year-old is in custody following a brief appearance via videolink in Adelaide Magistrates Court.
He is charged with charged with kidnapping, rape, causing aggravated harm to another and attempted murder and is remanded in custody until April 18.