The investigation into the death of 12-year old Tiah continues.
The last time Tiahleigh Palmer was seen was October 30.
She was at McDonalds on her way to her high school, Marsden State High in Logan. The year seven student had been dropped off by her foster carer and was wearing her uniform and carrying her pink backpack she took to school.
It was just after 8am.
Six days later the schoolgirl’s body was discovered on the banks of the Pimpama River on the northern Gold Coast.
In the time between that her family and police had been frantically searching but no public alert was made until the day she was found dead.
Tiah, as she was known was found without her uniform or backpack, murdered and floating in the Pimpama River.
Nine days after she was last seen police have now revealed that they have turned to the databases of known child sex offenders in the hunt for her murderer.
News Limited reports that police are scrolling through the Australian National Child Offender Register in a search for potential suspects in the area with fears she was taken by a child predator.
The Courier Mail reports that Tiah’s Facebook account was deactivated the day she disappeared with suspicion she could have made plans to meet someone rather than attend Marsden State High School.
Media outlets are reporting sightings of Tiah at locations across Logan since her disappearance, but these have been unconfirmed by police.
Detective Superintendent Dave Hutchinson of the South Eastern Police Region said the last confirmed sighting of Tiah was still 8.10am on October 30 when she was dropped at high school.
“There have been other reports from other locations, but we are still trying to corroborate those reports,” he said.
“They (unconfirmed sightings) are still being run out.”
Detective Superintendent Dave Hutchinson…..
He renewed the call for anyone with dash-camera footage who travelled on Chambers Flat Rd or Muchow Rd on October 30 and had a dash cam to come forward.
Police would also like to speak to anybody who was in the vicinity of the bridge over the Pimpama River on Kerkin Rd North between October 30 and November 6.