Beloved 16-year-old dog Abby, whose body was in a freezer which was stolen from a Beenleigh vet clinic in March.
Beloved 16-year-old dog Abby, whose body was in a freezer which was stolen from a Beenleigh vet clinic in March.

Pig carcass found in freezer sparks 'crime scene'

A POPULAR 4WD track south of Brisbane was cordoned off as a crime scene overnight after a fridge with rotting flesh remains was found dumped at the site.

Police were called to the Green Rd, Crestmead, park this week after a member of the public reported a stinking fridge.

The area was roped off overnight until scientific and forensic experts were able to carry out investigations.

Yesterday afternoon, police said the remains inside the fridge were from a pig carcass and no further action would be taken.

The fridge raised interest from local residents after a Beenleigh vet clinic was robbed and a fridge containing a euthanised pet dog stolen in March.

A police spokesman said the fridge was not from the Beenleigh vet clinic.

Rubbish collectors and Logan City Council officers joined the search for the cold-hearted thieves who broke into the clinic on Monday, March 11.

Rubbish collectors JJ Richards and council officers have scoured local tips and dumps for the freezer which contained the body of Abby, a border collie cross golden retriever.

But so far, Abby's remains and that freezer have not been found.

Kate Rose said her family at Mt Warren Park had made the sad decision to have Abby put down and was highly distressed when the vet clinic rang to tell of the theft.

"We live in the Mount Warren Park area and we travel along Mount Warren Boulevard every day, please we beg you, leave her on the side of the road visible to the street so we can find her," Mrs Rose said.

After warnings issued to the public to look out for body bags with a yellow trim, a local councillor took up the family's plight.

Cr Laurie Koranski asked officers at today's animals and parks committee for help finding the dog's body.

The family has also offered a $500 reward for the return of the Abby's body.



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