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




Search for Lismore’s new supermodel

Senior finalists represented Lismore in the 2015 Tamblyn Model Discovery Grand Final.

Tamblyn Young Model Search held from Thursday at Lismore Square

Pet psychic on the hunt to find lost cockatiel

Elena Matiussi-Pimm, 11, and her mum, Kerrie Primm, are desperate to find Elena’s pet, Squeaky, who escaped about two weeks ago.

This family went one step forward when their pet went missing

Latest deals and offers

Elena wins MasterChef: “I’m ecstatic and eager to celebrate"

MasterChef Australia 2016 winner Elena Duggan, from Noosa.

NOOSA chefs survive marathon grand final dish by Heston Blumenthal.

Shannen Doherty shaves hair during cancer battle

Shannen Doherty has completely shaved off her hair

Brian McFadden makes daughters pay for own Christmas gifts

McFadden makes his daughters pay for half their presents

Lady Gaga is a godmother

Lady Gaga has become a godmother to her friends' daughter

Metal havoc this week at New Tattersalls Hotel

Only Machines Remain play Lismore on 6th August. Photo Contributed

Only Machines Remain to play Lismore this week

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

Massive residential 9-storey high-rise hit by delays

An artist’s impression of the eight-storey-high apartment complex that Bernoth Holdings wants to build in South Toowoomba, next to the City Golf Club.

Developer struggles to get approved high-rise development started