Men charged over Pruiti murder

The West Australian
Men charged over Pruiti murder
Camera IconMen charged over Pruiti murder Credit: The West Australian

A 33-year-old Kalamunda man has been charged over the murder of Michael Paul Pruiti.

Major Crime Squad officers have also charged a 32-year-old Maida Vale man with being an accessory after the fact.

Both men will face the Perth Magistrate's Court this morning.

A 19-year-old Pickering Brook man remains in custody and is helping police with the investigation.

Mr Pruiti, of Lesmurdie, had not contacted family or friends, touched his bank accounts or used his phone since October 26, when he was last seen in Lesmurdie.

Get in front of tomorrow's news for FREE

Journalism for the curious Australian across politics, business, culture and opinion.


The body of the 31-year-old labourer was found in thick bush in Karragullen on December 13.

Mr Pruiti's family made an emotional appeal last week and said they would never give up hope.

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails