‘Significant milestone’ Second man charged with murder of Sam Price-Purcell

A SECOND man has today been charged with the murder of missing Brisbane man Sam Price-Purcell.

The 29-year-old, who police say is from Roma, was taken into custody by detectives from the Homicide Investigation Unit.

He has been charged with one count each of murder and misconduct with a corpse and is due to appear at the Roma Magistrates Court on Monday, June 11.


It comes after a 36-year-old Leyburn man was charged with murder on June 4.

He appeared in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court last week and will reappear on September 10.

Acting Detective Inspector David Nicoll said while these arrests are a significant milestone in the investigation, it remains ongoing.

“The investigation will continue until all those involved in the Sam’s murder and disposal of his remains are put before the courts.” Acting Detective Inspector Nicoll said.

Sam Price-Purcell, 25, was last seen in the Mitchelton area on February 16, 2015.

At the time, he was sighted getting into a bright yellow 2010 Holden Commodore SS sedan. Police believe he then travelled to Toowoomba, however he was never seen again.