South Australian murder suspect Travis Kirchner has been arrested at a house across the border in Victoria after five days on the run.
Kirchner is wanted in connection with the bashing murder of 54-year-old Sally Rothe who was found dead at a home at Murray Bridge, east of Adelaide, on Sunday.
The 43-year-old was arrested by Victorian homicide squad detectives and a fugitive taskforce on Friday just after 6pm at Doveton, in Melbourne's southeast.
SA Police released a statement confirming that Kirchner, along with another man and woman who he was in company with, was arrested on Friday evening.
"Officers from Victoria Police Fugitive Task Force and Homicide Squad attended a home in Doveton after receiving information from SAPOL’s Major Crime Investigation Branch and arrested Kirchner without incident," the statement reads.
"A 49-year-old man and 50-year-old woman from Murray Bridge who were also at the home were arrested for assisting an offender to escape apprehension.
"The arrest comes after extensive searches of more than 110 properties since Sunday utilising numerous SAPOL resources including STAR Group, uniformed patrols, Dog and Water Operations unit officers and the Murray Mallee Local Service Area’s Criminal Investigation Branch.
"The family of Sally Rothe have been notified of the arrests."
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Officers from SAPOL’s Major Crime Investigation Branch will travel to Victoria over the weekend to apply for all three to be extradited back to South Australia to face charges.
They will appear in the Dandenong Magistrates Court on Monday.