Fourth person charged following death of 16yo Larissa Beilby

A FOURTH person has been charged following the alleged murder of Queensland teenager Larissa Beilby.

The 16-year-old was found in a barrel on the back of a ute at Stapylton on the northern Gold Coast on June 27.

Police were looking for the schoolgirl, who had been reported missing by her father, when they made the grim discovery.


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Following ongoing investigations into the young girl’s death, detectives from the Logan District Child Protection and Investigation Unit yesterday arrested a 32-year-old Mountain Creek man.

He was charged with a string of offences including one count each of accessory after the fact to murder, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, supplying dangerous drugs, possession of property obtained from supply of dangerous drugs and contravening an order.

He’s due to appear at the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Wednesday, August 29.

Three other people have already been charged in relation to the murder.

A 34-year-old Shailer Park man has been charged with 18 offences including; one count each of murder, misconduct with a corpse, dangerous operation of a vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, obstructing a police officer, possessing a category H weapon, possessing a category C weapon and possessing dangerous drugs and two counts of possessing tainted property.

A 40-year-old Palmwoods woman and a 38-year-old Alexandra Hills man have both been charged with one count of accessory after the fact to murder.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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