The family of a teenager who went missing after meeting their ex called the police in despair, only to be told their body had been dumped in a bush.
The young woman, whose name was not released, visited her 19-year-old ex in a car park in Brisbane, Australia, at 4.30pm on Saturday.
When the 18-year-old didn’t return home by 7 p.m., her distraught family called Queensland Police.
An hour and a half later, police officers arrested the girl’s ex in a neighboring suburb.
The suspect was found at a petrol station in Nambour, some 50 miles from where he reportedly met the young woman.
Her body was discovered less than a mile from the gas station around 3 a.m. Sunday.
Police charged the man with murder and misconduct with a dead body and said he will face a local magistrates court this week.
Detective Inspector Ben Fadian said the young woman’s “loving parents” were devastated by the news.
“It’s a tragic event, the young lady is 18 years old, she had her whole life ahead of her,” he said.
“That’s a good young lady… and it happened to her. It’s a tragedy.
“The young lady’s family have been informed and as you would know they are devastated.”
The woman’s body was dumped in scrubland near the train station, which has now been cordoned off by police.
Her car was found in the Strathpine car park where she met her ex-partner.
Detective Fadian said the couple had no reports of violent abuse.
He said: “I can say that there were no domestic violence orders and there was no history of either party having been in contact with the police about anything of this nature.
“At this time we have no evidence that other parties are involved.”
Police are interviewing family and friends to understand if there has been any violence in the relationship before.
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