UPDATE | Man faces court over shooting murder of woman near Logan

UPDATE @ 12.30pm March 4 2019 | A Brisbane man has been remanded in custody after facing court in Brisbane this morning.

Stafford Emmerson – aged 40 – from Acacia Ridge was charged with the murder of Megan Kirley – aged 40 – back on February 9.

He was arrested on Saturday after a tip-off following a public appeal for help to find him.


Police located him at a house in Regents Park, south of Brisbane.

Today in Brisbane Magistrates Court, he did not apply for bail and the matter was adjourned.

Police say they’ll still trying to establish a motive for the crime, but there’s nothing suggesting a link between Emerson and Ms Kirley.

EARLIER @ March 3 2019 | A BRISBANE man is behind bars, charged with the murder of a woman in Logan.

The body of Megan Kirley was found at a home in Karawatha on Saturday, February 9, sparking a major Police investigation.

On Friday, Police issued a plea to the community to help find a 40-year-old Acacia Ridge man they believed was driving a vehicle in the vicinity of the Wembley Road property on the morning of the fatal shooting.

He was located by police at Regents Park on Saturday and later charged with one count of murder.

He is set to appear at the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.

EARLIER @ March 1 2019 | Police investigating the murder of a 40-year-old woman at a property near Logan last month have released details of a man they want to speak to as part of their investigation.

The body of Megan Kirley was discovered at the property on Wembley Rd at Karawatha in the early hours of Saturday, February 9.

Police have been scouring CCTV to try and identify people and vehicles who were in the area at the time.

Detective Inspector Craig Morrow is calling on anyone who knows his whereabouts to contact them.

“Since we became aware of his identity we have spent significant time and resources trying to locate this man however he is actively avoiding us.”

“We don’t believe he has permanent place of residence, we know he frequents the greater Logan and Woodridge areas and we know he visits from place to place each night.”

Detective Inspector Morrow says they have information that suggests he could be armed and is urging the public not to approach him but to call Triple-Zero immediately.

This article has been edited to remove reference to the accused who is yet to appear in court.

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