You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Police find link for two cold cases

AAP logoAAP 21/11/2016

Two unsolved South Australian disappearances share a common link, police have revealed.

Whyalla man Henry Houston, who went missing in 2009, and Adelaide woman Karen Morton, who has not been seen since 2002, are both associated with another Whyalla man, investigators say.

Neither knew each other, but are presumed murdered and the investigations into both matters are being jointly reviewed as part of a special police operation looking at cold cases.

When Mr Houston went missing his car was seen in the driveway of the suspect's home in Whyalla who later told police he had bought the vehicle.

It has since been uncovered that the suspect once lived at an Adelaide house with Ms Morton.

Detective Superintendent Des Bray said the 35-year-old mother of two was known to mainly frequent the western suburbs and was an insulin-dependent diabetic who was addicted to heroin.

She was known to prostitute herself to fund her drug habit.

"While Ms Morton's link with her former housemate is of interest to police, we have an open mind about who is involved in her disappearance and presumed murder," Supt Bray said.

"We know that one simple piece of information can be all it takes to put a killer in jail and bring some justice to the families of those who are missing."

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon