Queenslander arrested over murder of NSW grandma

A man has been arrested north of Brisbane, accused of killing NSW grandma Sharon Edwards in 2015.

The 55-year-old was a teacher at a Grafton school, before she was reported missing on March 17.

Mrs Edwards was last seen about 10.30pm on Saturday March 14, when she arrived at her home on Riverdale Court after having dinner with friends at a local pub.


She was due to teach classes the following Monday but never showed up.

Strike force detectives, assisted by the Queensland Police Service’s Homicide Squad, arrested a 61-year-old man at a home at Redcliffe, around 30 minutes north of Brisbane at a little after 1:00PM on Tuesday.

He has been taken to Brisbane Police Watch House where he will be issued with an arrest warrant for murder.  Attempts will be made to extradite the man to NSW.

A home at Lawrence, north of Grafton, is also being searched.