Kilcoy man held over body in ute

POLICE have charged a man with murder following a three-month investigation into the discovery of a body in a ute.

Lockyer Waters man Michael Desmond Manson, 48, was found dead in the back of his own blue Ford Falcon ute on December 10 last year.

The ute had been parked in bushland near Bolingbroke Rd, Atkinson’s Dam, and subsequent police investigations focused on Mr Manson’s last movements, believed to have been made two days earlier from the nearby Coominya township, out along Coominya Connection Rd.

Jamie Rex Teichmann, 36, of Kilcoy, faced Ipswich Magistrates Court yesterday charged with one count of murder. Teichmann appeared without a lawyer, yesterday telling Magistrate Virginia Sturgess he would be getting one “later on”.

The stocky, muscular defendant appeared in the dock wearing a green shirt with his head shaved bald.

No supporters of either Teichmann or Manson appeared in court for the brief mention.

Teichmann was yet to enter a plea.

The case was adjourned to April 20 at 2pm.

Teichmann was expected to appear via video link on the next mention. Detective Senior Sergeant Mick Trezise said the arrest was the result of a protracted investigation by the Ipswich Criminal Investigation Branch and the State Homicide Investigation Unit.

Snr Sgt Trezise said members of the public also provided information.

“This violent crime was committed in a fairly remote location and the investigators have worked tirelessly towards (the) arrest,” he said.

Police are still investigating a possible link to the murder of 35-year-old Carl Upson, who was found shot dead in his home at Buaraba, near Esk, on December 16.

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