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New findings in murder mystery

Police search for clues at Mt Crosby near where the body of Allison Baden-Clay was discovered on Monday.
Police search for clues at Mt Crosby near where the body of Allison Baden-Clay was discovered on Monday.

THE search for clues in the murder of Allison Baden-Clay continued in the Mt Crosby area yesterday.

Significantly fewer police were involved in the search of bushland at the Tyamolum Scout Grounds, near the creek where Mrs Baden-Clay's body was found on Monday.

With the body now positively identified, forensic experts are working to determine the cause of death of the 43-year-old mother of three, who went missing from her Brookfield home on April 19.

A large contingent of SES volunteers and police set up camp at the scout grounds on Tuesday, scouring a massive area of bushland adjoining Kholo Creek, where the body was found, as well as Little Ugly Creek and Flaggy Creek.

Police identified what could have been drag marks near a dirt track leading into one of the creeks. They also found a mobile phone SIM card, but it was yet to be determined if either of the finds had any relevance to Mrs Baden-Clay's death.

Detective Superintendent Mark Ainsworth said 25 detectives were working on the case.

Police yesterday said they would like to hear from anyone who drove in the vicinity of the roundabout at the intersection of Brookfield and Moggill Rds, Kenmore, between 11.30pm on Thursday April 19 and 4am on Friday April 20.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Meanwhile, Mrs Baden-Clay's husband, Gerard, has enlisted the services of a solicitor and barrister.

Although police refused to comment on whether Mr Baden-Clay was a suspect in the homicide, it was understood the real estate agent had sought advice on how to deal with police and the media.

Topics:  allison baden-clay, investigation, mt crosby, murder, police




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