The mother of murdered Queensland schoolgirl, Tiahleigh Palmer, has expressed her outrage at reports her daughter’s foster brothers attended a children’s dance event over the weekend.
Both men spent time behind bars for their involvement in the 12-year-old’s October 2015 murder, which was carried out by their father, Rick Thorburn, in an attempt to conceal the fact that she was being sexually abused by Trent.
According to The Courier Mail, Tiahleigh's mother Cindy Palmer shared her anger via social media this week that the Thorburn brothers were "out and about enjoying their lives" at an event in which her daughter - a keen dancer - ought to have been participating.
“They are currently attending a dance competition where, yes, there are children dancing!" she reportedly wrote.
“I knew once court was over and they were out of jail this would happen, but seeing it and how they have just blended back into society has literally broken me."
Tiahleigh Palmer's body was found on the banks of the Gold Coast’s Pimpama River on November 5, 2015, six days after she went missing while in the care of the Thorburns.