Guiseppe "Joe" Salvatore IANELLA

Missing Person Giuseppe Joe Iannella                     

Thursday, September 28, 2006. 6:44pm (AEST)
30-yr missing person case could be murder, say police - ABC

South Australian police have finished excavating a property at Milang, south of Adelaide, in search of the remains of a man who disappeared from the area 30 years ago.

Guiseppe Ianella, 46, disappeared from his dairy property in late 1975, and until now police have treated the matter as a missing person case.

But Detective Inspector Tony Crameri says a tip-off from the public has prompted them to think he was murdered.

He says police believe Mr Ianella's remains may be at his former property.

"Information we've received has led us to come back to the property today and conduct an excavation of certain locations on the property," he said.

He says no human bones have been found so far.

Police say investigations will continue but at this stage the excavation is complete.

Cold case police search property
September 28, 2006 01:54pm - Adelaide Now

MAJOR Crime Detectives are in Milang, south-east of Adelaide, today excavating part of a property in relation to a 31-year-old cold case.

In 1975, 46-year-old Giuseppe Salvatore Iannella, also known as Joe Iannella, reportedly went missing from his property at Lakes Plains Rd, Milang.

There have been no reported sightings or any contact with family or friends since that time. Detectives are treating the disappearance as suspicious.

The search is taking place on property once owned by Mr Iannella and his family and police are looking for remains or any other items associated with his disappearance.