Car seized as investigations into suspected murder of Qld man continue

HOMICIDE detectives have seized a car believed to be connected to the suspected murder of Brisbane man Sam Price-Purcell.

The 25-year-old was last seen in the Mitchelton area on February 16, 2015.

At the time, he was sighted getting into a bright yellow 2010 Holden Commodore SS sedan. It is believed he then travelled to the Toowoomba area and has not been seen since.


The yellow vehicle was seized by Detectives on Thursday and taken to Toowoomba Police Station for forensic testing.

Scientific examinations of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of forensic samples which have since been submitted for further analysis.

Detective Inspector Damien Hansen of the Homicide Investigation Unit said it is believed the vehicle was used by a number of people connected to Mr Price-Purcell’s murder.

“We are firmly of the belief that this vehicle is linked to the murder of Mr Price-Purcell and we are encouraged by the preliminary results of forensic testing carried out yesterday,” Detective Inspector Hansen said.

“The investigation continues to progress and I’m confident of a successful resolution in the near future.

“We would again like to take the opportunity to thank those persons who have already come forward with information and would certainly encourage anyone else with information to come forward. Specifically, we would like to appeal to anyone who may have been associated with the murder to come forward.”

Detective Inspector Hansen said the vehicle’s current owner has no involvement or links to the investigation.