Locals travelling through Pimpama and Norwell could be stopped by officers today as police ramp up the investigation into the suspected murder of Tiahleigh Palmer.
It’s been two weeks since the 12-year-old was last seen alive, when her carer dropped her off at Marsden State High School in Logan. Her body was found on the banks of the Pimpama River six days later.
Police have few clues so far, and on Friday investigators will be based at the school and stationed at the bridge on Kerkin Road North over the next few days in the hope it might lead to new information from the public.
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Others will be patrolling the general Pimpama/Norwell area intercepting people and vehicles to identify people who may have been in the area during the time of Tiahleigh’s disappearance.
Yesterday, Queensland police minister Jo-Ann Miller urged the public to come forward with any details about the case.
“It’s obvious that someone knows something,” Ms Miller told 9 News. “A little girl, 12 years old, just doesn’t go missing without someone knowing about it. The police cannot solve this by themselves and that’s why we need anybody at all who has any information to contact Crime Stoppers.”
Meanwhile, Tiahleigh’s funeral is set to take place tomorrow at the Brisbane Anglican Maori Mission . Organisers switched to a bigger venue earlier this week to accommodate the huge crowd that is expected to gather to pay their respects.
Anyone with information relating to Tiahleigh’s death is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.