Man charged with murder after missing Qld woman’s body found

A man has been charged with the murder of a Queensland woman who vanished in 2001.

Patricia Anne Riggs was last seen at her home in Margate in the early evening of September 30, 2001 and was reported missing to police three days later.

Following a protracted investigation into her suspected murder, homicide detectives located the remains of a woman, confirmed to be those of the missing 45-year-old, in Margate on August 21.


A 57-year-old man from Dicky Beach has been charged with her murder and misconduct with a corpse.

He is due to appear in Redcliffe Magistrates Court today.