Vehicle seized as investigations into murder of schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer deepen

Detectives have seized a vehicle of interest as investigations into the murder of Logan schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer deepen.

Tiahleigh was last seen alive at Marsden State High School around 8.10am on October 30, 2015. Her body was discovered on the banks of the Pimpama River six days later on November 5, 2015.

Acting Regional Crime Coordinator Detective Superintendent Mark White said that police have a dedicated team of detectives that have been working tirelessly on the investigation over the past 11 months and as a result, have today located a vehicle of interest.


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“As a result of extensive ongoing investigations police have today seized a vehicle of interest which will be forensically examined.” Detective Superintendent White said.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have seen a 2009 blue coloured Ford XR6 sedan in the vicinity of Kerkin Road North, Pimpama around October 30 to contact Crime Stoppers.”

A $250,000 reward and indemnity is being offered by the Queensland Government for information which leads to the apprehension or conviction of the person/s responsible for the murder of the 12-year-old.

The indemnity applies to anyone who may have been an accomplice to the crime and is the first to come forward.

Detectives believe that they have spoken to a number of people who know more and are hoping the reward will help them to come forward.

Police have emphasised that the current owner of the vehicle in question is not a suspect.