Family calls for help over SA murder

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The family of an Adelaide man found violently murdered in a conservation park northeast of Adelaide has made a plea for anyone with information to come forward.

The remains of Ian Lees were found by a bushwalker in the Hale Conservation Park in July. The 53-year-old was last seen alive in suburban Modbury in March.

On Thursday, his niece Grace said her uncle was mourned by hundreds of people at his recent funeral.

"Uncle Ian meant so much to us. He always made everyone laugh. As kids we were in awe of him, just a fun-loving nature, he was a great uncle," Ms Lees said.

"As a family unit we are really missing Ian Lees and we would really appreciate if anyone has any information at all could come forward to the police and help us solve what has happened."

Detective Inspector Brett Featherby said detectives had received a number of calls in relation to the murder and wanted to hear again from a person who provided information through the Crime Stoppers website.

Police also want to speak to a person seen searching the reserve near the dead man's home in March, and to any of his friends.

"Ian had a large group of friends and major crime (investigators) wish to speak with any that have knowledge of what was happening in his life prior to his disappearance, or whether he was in conflict with anybody," Insp Featherby said.