As Police continued to hunt for her killer, hundreds gathered to farewell schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer over the weekend.
Family and friends of the 12-year-old gathered at Brisbane Anglican Maori Mission at Cornubia, south of Brisbane, on Saturday for the funeral service.
Many of the mourners wore purple, the little girl’s favourite colour, or t-shirts emblazoned with a white heart and Tiahleigh’s name.
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At the service, the Maori community performed the Haka, 400 white roses were placed on her coffin and purple balloons were released as the hearse drove away.
Tiahleigh was last seen alive at around 8.10am on October 30 when her foster carer dropped her off at Marsden State High School.
Her body was discovered on the banks of a the Pimpama River six days later.
The investigation into Tiahleigh’s death continues.