Police have taken a man into custody and are seeking a woman in connection with the murder investigation into schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer’s death.
The man’s arrest comes shortly after police confirmed Tiahleigh’s foster father was the former owner of a car seized by police last week.
The 12-year-old’s body was found on the banks of the Pimpama River last November, almost a week after she vanished.
A week ago, detectives seized a 2009 blue-coloured Ford XR6 sedan they believed was linked to Tiahleigh’s murder.
Police said last week the car’s current owner was not considered a suspect.
Today, Detective Inspector Damien Hansen confirmed Tiahleigh’s foster father was the car’s former owner.
His link to the investigation had been revealed in the media, which Inspector Hansen said could have hindered the progress of detectives.
“It didn’t help us,” he said.
“There is an aspect of this crucial to our investigation that we would ask you don’t report any further,” he said.
“We’ll be making further releases throughout the day.”