Major breakthrough in search for Qld mother, missing since 2010

Police have today begun digging up land in the search for a Queensland mother missing since 2010.

Leeann Lapham, 30, vanished from Innisfail in far north Queensland on 19 April.

She was last seen pushing a pram carrying her one-month-old son on the corner of Grace Street and Fitzgerald Esplanade.


Today’s sensational development comes after police received a tip off from a member of the public.

Detectives from the Far North Queensland CIB along with the State Homicide squad from Brisbane are currently excavating land at an address on Aerodrome Road, in the small town of Mundoo.

PHOTO: Supplied | Qld Police

PHOTO: Supplied | Qld Police

Ms Lapham was last seen wearing black three quarter length pants, a blue-green singlet top, and thongs at the time she disappeared.

Police say she was carrying a large leather ladies bag with light and dark brown diamond pattern and also has a tattoo of coloured flowers on her right leg from her ankle to her mid calf, black stars on the left calf, and the word RAVEN on the back of her left wrist.

The 30-year-old described as being 170cm tall, of a slim build, with straight brown shoulder length hair, green eyes, and fair skin.