News

Body at Kholo Creek is Baden-Clay

Police and SES crews search for evidence at Mt Crosby.
Police and SES crews search for evidence at Mt Crosby. David Nielsen

POLICE confirmed late yesterday that the body found in a creek near Mt Crosby is that of former Ipswich woman Allison Baden-Clay.

Scores of police and SES volunteers continued to search bushland near Kholo Creek, where her body was found by a canoeist about 11am Monday.

The search party set up camp on Bunya Rd, not far from the entrance to the Tyamolum Scout Grounds which overlook Kholo Creek.

Some of the teams were sent into the creek itself, while others walked up and down overgrown sections of bushland on either side of the creek.

A group of about a dozen police was sent to Flaggy Creek Rd - a quiet, dead-end street which runs along a tributary to Kholo Creek.

The street has five or six large properties, but police were not doorknocking that neighbourhood.

Two residents of the street said both creeks had risen with the weekend's rain, but they doubted there was enough flow to have justified a search so far upstream.

Police had large sections of Bunya Rd and nearby Wirrabara Rd blocked off to members of the media yesterday so the investigation wasn't hampered.

A 43-year-old mother-of-three, Mrs Baden-Clay hadn't been seen since late on April 19, with her husband Gerard Baden-Clay first reporting her missing early the next day. Mrs Baden-Clay grew up as Allison Dickie in a friendly Redbank neighbourhood.

Her parents, Geoff and Priscilla, lived on the corner of Spencer St, where they were well-known among neighbours with other young children.

Former neighbours of the family who still live on the street said they remembered Mrs Baden-Clay as a "lovely, talented girl".

"My daughter went to school with Allison's brother," the former neighbour said.

"She was always up at their house playing - the girls had a little doll's house.

"It was very sad to hear about what happened. We only realised it was Allison on the Saturday after she went missing."

Topics:  allison baden-clay, death, missing woman


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Woman, 17, allegedly set on fire by another 17-year-old

Queensland Police Service badge on uniform, Monday, July 27, 2015. Photo Kevin Farmer / The Chronicle

Teen male charged with grievous bodily harm

Tiny superheroes at school

The students at Loganholme State School took part in Walk to School Safely Day and then celebrated Under 8's Day dressing up as their favourite superhero.Photo Contributed

Loganholme kids celebrate Under 8's Week.

Do you know this man?

Police believe this man may be able to assist with the investigation into an assault in a Meadowbrook park.

Man assaulted at Meadowbrook

Latest deals and offers

New focus for charity

Mayor says fundraising will be taken to the next level.

Tiny superheroes at school

The students at Loganholme State School took part in Walk to School Safely Day and then celebrated Under 8's Day dressing up as their favourite superhero.Photo Contributed

Loganholme kids celebrate Under 8's Week.

Do you know this man?

Police believe this man may be able to assist with the investigation into an assault in a Meadowbrook park.

Man assaulted at Meadowbrook

Logan’s incredible shrinking woman

Mariah Tonkin has lost almost 60kg.

Down more than 60kg through healthy lifestyle.

Browns Plains fraud

At about 8pm on 5-Apr-2016 a male and female attended a Browns Plains shopping centre where it is alleged they fraudulently purchased a number of items from one of the stores within.Police believe the persons pictured may be able to assist with their investigation.Reference: QP1600599561 refers.Photo Contributed

Do you recognise these people?

Urgent action is needed

ACT NOW: Springwood MP Mick de Brenni said a new koala report should be ringing alarm bells.

Time to act for koalas.

The best retro movies of the week? May 27 - June 3

Gregory Peck Photo Contributed

This week TV fan get to see Tom Cruise in a 1980s classics

Barnaby Joyce talks Johnny Depp's dogs in Tweed

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce talks about Johnny Depp's dogs Pistol and Boo...

Billy Slater talks Origin Team

Queensland Origin great Billy Slater.

Queensland Origin great Billy Slater talks about this years team and his return to...

Road rage caught on Dashcam

Attack with a baseball bat caught on Dashcam

Video of a violent road rage incident in Orange last December.

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked