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Police search house for Tiahleigh Palmer for three days

Police search the vacant Waterford West property believed to be linked to the disappearance and death of 12 year old Tiahleigh Palmer last year, for the third day.
Police search the vacant Waterford West property believed to be linked to the disappearance and death of 12 year old Tiahleigh Palmer last year, for the third day. Christine Rossouw

UPDATE: The forensic examination of a vacant property believed to be linked to the mysterious disappearance and death of Tiahleigh Palmer has entered its third day.

Superintendent David Hutchinson said police anticipated to conclude their search by Friday afternoon.

He said the house was brought to the attention of the homicide investigation after Tiahleigh's mother Cindy Palmer issued a public appeal for information on what happened to her 12-year-old daughter.

"That generated a fair amount of information and this is one of the avenues of enquiry that we have coming from that information," he said.

The property on Logan Reserve Rd in Waterford West belongs to the Queensland Housing Commission.

It is one of many properties police have forensically examined since Tiahleigh's naked remains were found on the banks of the Pimpama River almost five months ago.

No arrests have been made and police did not indicate whether their search of the Waterford West residence has brought them any closer to uncovering what or who caused the death of the Marsden State High School after she was dropped off at school on the morning of October 30, 2015.

Supt. Hutchinson once again appealed to the public for any information which could lead to an arrest and conviction of the 12-year-old's killers.

A $250 000 reward has been offered to the person who provides information that could lead to the apprehension and conviction of Tiahleigh's killers.

Police are also offering an indemnity from prosecution to any person who may have been involved in the offence but did not actually commit the murder themselves. 

 

EARLIER: In a yard about one kilometre from the Marsden school where 12-year old Tiahleigh Palmer was last seen alive, police are conducting an extensive search.

Supplied: QPS

As part of the ongoing homicide investigation into the disappearance and death of the 12-year-old, forensic officers descended on the Waterford West property on Logan Reserve Rd yesterday and a further contingent of officers arrived today to scour the backyard.

According to neighbours, the Waterford West property has been vacant for about three weeks.

Tiahleigh was last seen on the morning of October 30 when she was dropped off at Marsden State High School by her foster carer.

Her naked body was discovered by fisherman a fortnight later on the banks of the Pimpama River.

Police are yet to make a breakthrough in the investigation which has spanned five months.

They recently put out a $250, 000 reward for information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of Tiahleigh's killer or killers.

Topics:  logan police tialeigh palmer



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