Teen arrested over stabbing murder of man in Adelaide home

A teenage boy has been arrested and is expected to be charged with murder following the stabbing death of a man at a house in Adelaide overnight.

The 45-year-old man was found dead on the floor of his Harrow Street home in Dover Gardens just before 6.30pm.

It’s alleged victim’s partner left the house at 4.30pm and returned two hours later to find the 45-year-old man’s body on the floor of her home.


Police said the man had been stabbed to death.

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Overmeyer from Sturt CIB said the woman had left her partner in the company of an 18-year-old male when she left the house on Saturday afternoon.

After hours of searching, detectives located the 18-year-old at a house in Christies Downs just before midday on Sunday.

He was arrested and is expected to be charged with murder.

In a statement released on Sunday afternoon, police said the 18-year-old was “known to the victim”.

“The 18-year-old man from Dover Gardens who is known to the victim is expected to be charged with murder,” police said in the statement.

“He will be refused police bail and expected to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court tomorrow.”