Samuel Robert PRICE-PURCELL

  

 

Police are appealing for the public’s assistance to help locate Sam Robert Price-Purcell, 28 who was last seen on February 16, 2015.

Mr Price-Purcell, commonly known as Sam Price was last seen in the South East Queensland area on February 16, 2015. Police and his family hold concern for his welfare.

Mr Price-Purcell is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 185cm tall with a thin build, short brown hair and brown eyes.

“At this stage we are treating this matter as a suspicious disappearance and we are specifically calling for anyone who has information regarding Mr Price-Purcell’s movements in early 2015 or his current whereabouts to contact Crime Stoppers,” Detective Inspector Damien Hansen of the Homicide Group, State Crime Command said.

 

Missing man Sam Robert Price-Purcell’s disappearance being treated as suspicious by police

A MAN who vanished in 2015 is now thought to have been murdered, after his associates came forward to police with new information earlier this year.

Homicide Squad detectives are now trying to piece together Sam Price-Purcell’s final moments on February 16 of that year.

It is believed he was killed somewhere in north Brisbane, from Fortitude Valley to Mitchelton.

Mr Price-Purcell, 25, who is also known simply as Sam Price, was from a good upbringing, Detective Inspector Damien Hansen said.

But he fell into a life of crime and was couch-surfing in the months leading up to his suspected murder.

Police have described him as being involved as in “mid-level” drug-dealing.

“Certain persons... have given us versions of what’s occurred,” Det Insp Hansen said.

Police remain uncertain about Mr Price-Purcell’s final resting place, however.

Det Insp Hansen said homicide detectives became involved in the two-and-a-half-year missing persons investigation two months ago.

Since then, a plethora of information has been received, and detectives are now trying to work out what is fact and what is rumour.

“(Mr Price-Purcell) had gone off the rails,” Det Inp Hansen said.

“He did get into a bad element. But he comes from a good family.”

Police are willing to offer witness protection and other incentives for information about Mr Price-Purcell death.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00

 

Mother of Brisbane man Sam Robert Price-Purcell makes plea to find son's remains

By Kristian Silva - ABC

Updated 

A mother who believes her son was murdered has made an emotional plea to the people responsible for covering up his suspected death, begging them to come forward so her grieving family can have closure.

Sam Robert Price-Purcell was in the north Brisbane suburb of Mitchelton area on February 16, 2015, but police believe he then travelled in a yellow Holden Commodore to Toowoomba on Queensland's Darling Downs.

The 25-year-old has not been seen since, and homicide investigators believe he met with foul play.

On the third anniversary of his disappearance, his mother Leonie Price urged anyone with information to approach police.

"Our whole family grieve for him every day — he's in our hearts and our thoughts everyday — we need to know what happened so we can have peace," she said.

"People tell me that it gets easier with time, but it doesn't."

Police have previously said Mr Price-Purcell came from a good family, but "got mixed up in the wrong crowd" and was involved in drugs.

Today they released images of a 2000 Subaru WRX — which was originally white but was believed to have been painted pale or sky blue — they said was linked to the case.

That vehicle has not been located.

Detective Inspector Damien Hansen said there were several persons of interest, and investigators believed several others helped cover up the killing.

"Some of these persons are no longer mixing in these circles — they've moved on with their life, they've started families," he said.

"This will not go away — I'd encourage these people to come forward."

Inspector Hansen declined to answer further questions about the motive behind the suspected killing, or where police believe Mr Price-Purcell's remains were.

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

 

Family appeals for information on third anniversary of disappearance

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Police investigators and the mother of missing man, Sam Robert Price-Purcell will today appeal to the community for information on the third anniversary of his disappearance.

On the afternoon of Monday February 16, 2015 Mr Price Purcell then 25, was last seen in the Mitchelton area getting into a bright yellow 2010 Holden Commodore SS sedan (actual pictured).

It is believed Sam travelled to the Toowoomba area. He has not been seen since and police believe he has been murdered.

As part of today’s appeal, police are seeking assistance to locate a 2000 Subaru WRX sedan, originally white in colour (similar to pictured) but believed to have been later painted pale or sky blue with a large black spoiler. The vehicle was seen in the Toowoomba area in September 2015.

“We are very encouraged by those persons who have already come forward with information and would encourage anyone else who may be able to provide further information regarding Sam’s disappearance, the yellow Commodore or the WRX to contact police or Crime Stoppers,” Detective Inspector Damien Hansen of the Homicide Group said.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Mother's heartbreaking plea to help son's murder investigation

She knows she'll never see him again, but Sam Robert Price-Purcell's mother won't stop seeking answers about her son's disappearance and death.

Mr Price-Purcell was last seen getting into a bright yellow Holden Commodore sedan in north Brisbane on February 16, 2015.

Three years on, his mother Leoni Price is appealing for information.

Ms Price said the loss of her 25-year-old son was something the family continued to struggle to come to terms with.

"Our whole family grieve for him every day," Ms Price told reporters.

"He's in our hearts and our thoughts every day, and we need to know what happened so that we can have some peace."

Police believe Mr Price-Purcell, better known as Sam Price, was driven in the Commodore to the Toowoomba area where they say he was murdered.

Ms Price said she accepted her "stunning, funny, quirky, sporty, amazing" son wasn't coming home.

"People tell me it gets easier with time but it doesn't," she said.

"It changes with time and the realisation slowly comes that we'll never see him again.

"That's a milestone, but it's an incredibly difficult thing to have to come to terms with. The emptiness that I feel, his loss has just left a massive hole in our hearts."

Police are seeking information on the movements of the yellow Commodore around the time of Mr Price-Purcell's disappearance.

They have also issued an appeal to locate a 2000 Subaru WRX sedan, originally white in colour, but since believed to have been painted pale or sky blue with a large black spoiler.

The vehicle was seen in the Toowoomba area in September 2015.

Detective Inspector Damien Hansen said those involved in Mr Price-Purcell's death had a limited opportunity to come forward and assist police, with a group of people of interest on their radar.

"Some of those people are no longer mixing in those circles, they've moved on with their lives, they've started families," he said.

"This will not go away. I would encourage those people to come forward."