SLAIN businessman Herman Rockefeller was unknown on Melbourne's swingers party scene, according to a long-time party organiser.
The organiser, who is linked to an adult contact magazine and who would be identified only as ''Paul'', said seven or eight regular swingers' parties were active in Melbourne but they attracted only a small fraction of the thousands of adults involved in swinging.
''I have had calls from three other parties and they don't know Herman or the other two,'' Paul said yesterday.
''With this type of case, if he had been someone who met [his alleged killers] from our parties, we would have heard from the cops by now. With the Maria Korp case, they were on to us before it became public.''
In February 2005, Melbourne woman Maria Korp was choked into unconsciousness by her husband's lover and her body discovered four days later in the boot of her car. Images of Mrs Korp had been posted on a swingers' website by her husband, Joe, who was cajoling her into the sex party scene.
Paul said Mr Rockefeller appeared to be too discreet to belong to the party scene. ''None of those people have been to the parties as far as we can tell,'' he said. He said it was likely that Mr Rockefeller's alleged assailants met him through swingers' websites.
The multimillionaire property investor, 52, was found dead in Glenroy last week. He had disappeared eight days earlier after an interstate business trip.
Mario Schembri, 57, of Wallan, and Bernadette Denny, 41, of Hadfield, were charged with Mr Rockefeller's murder on Friday after his remains were found. They are due to appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court today.
The Age