BREAKING: Police confirm human remains found inside septic tank belong to missing Qld man

Police have confirmed bones found inside a septic tank near a school in Brisbane’s north last month belong to a man who vanished 30 years ago.

Wayne Youngkin was 29-years-old when he went missing from Brighton in 1986.

His remains were discovered in a disused tank at the back of a special education facility in Brighton during routine maintenance on November 29 this year.


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Police are treating his death as suspicious and have launched a homicide investigation.

They are especially keen to speak to a person who called Sandgate Police Station on August 22, 1992 in relation to Wayne’s disappearance.

PHOTO: QLD Police

PHOTO: QLD Police

Anyone with information which they believe could be relevant to the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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