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Leeann Lapham search: Police find human remains
Peter Michael, Grace Mason, The Courier-Mail
POLICE have found human remains in the search for the body of
Queensland mum Leeann Lapham, bringing to a close an eight-year
In extraordinary scenes, Far North Regional Crime Co-ordinator
Detective Inspector Geoff Marsh was interrupted mid-press conference
about 9.45am today to be told a skeleton had been found dumped in a
rainforest gully at Cowley Beach, about 20km south of Innisfail.
It comes just a day after her former partner Graeme Colin Evans led
police to the thickly-forested ridge line above a sugar cane field,
where he allegedly disposed of her body in a violent crime of
passion in April 2010.
“Her body had been simply placed on the earth,’’ Detective Inspector
“It appears there was no effort to conceal her location.’’
Just three hours after 20 police including homicide detectives and
20 SES crew were deployed up an isolated farm track for the search,
a human skull and skeleton believed to be the body of Ms Lapham was
spotted in the jungle gully.
Ms Lapham, who had a three-week-old boy at the time, was last seen
after she entered a room at the Innisfail’s Riverside Motel.