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Search to reconvene in coming days

Forensics scoured Gail Lynch’s Guy St residence where she was last seen July 3.
Forensics scoured Gail Lynch’s Guy St residence where she was last seen July 3. Georja Ryan

UPDATE 1PM: The Gail Lynch case is in its ninth day as investigations continue to locate the 55-year-old Warwick woman who was reported missing last Thursday, July 5.

Regional crime coordinator of the southern police region Detective Inspector Darrin Shadlow said the search around Warwick would reconvene in the coming days.

"The SES won't search today, but we are planning it," Det Insp Shadlow said. 

 

2AM: A man has been questioned by detectives over the disappearance of 55-year-old Warwick woman Gail Lynch.

A blue 2004 Ford Falcon sedan was sighted in the Warwick area on Tuesday July 3, the night before Ms Lynch's family reported her missing.

Police traced the vehicle to a 58-year-old Toowoomba man believed to be a close friend of Ms Lynch.

A crime scene warrant was issued for the man's vehicle and also a search warrant for his Rockville residence.

Police forensics officers scoured his duplex unit yesterday and the car remains in the possession of police as they conduct examinations.

The man was questioned by police on Wednesday night but was released from custody, with further investigations continuing.

Regional crime co-ordinator for the southern police region Detective Inspector Darrin Shadlow addressed the media at a press conference in Toowoomba yesterday.

He outlined where the case, manned by a dozen detectives, was at and what new leads had evolved after two days of intricate forensic examination of Ms Lynch's Guy St residence and possessions.

"We are seeking information from the public about a blue Ford Falcon seen in the Warwick area sometime between 6pm on July 3 and 6am on July 4 this year," Det. Insp. Shadlow said.

"We do believe a number of people would have seen (the blue sedan) in the area.

"They may think they have nothing to offer, but if anyone saw it, we ask them to phone Warwick police or Crime Stoppers."

Det Insp Shadlow said police were deeply concerned as to the whereabouts of Ms Lynch.

"We hold grave fears for the welfare of Gail Lynch; this is totally out of character for her to be away from home for this long," Det Insp Shadlow said.

"She has a close family group and for her to not contact them since the third of July is quite worrying."

Ms Lynch's disappearance is still being treated as a missing person's case, but police have a long line of questioning to go.

"We're keeping an open mind. Obviously the best outcome we can achieve is to locate Ms Lynch right and well and we still hold that hope," Det Insp Shadlow said.

He said there were a number of persons of interest to whom they had spoken and would continue to contact, as well as questioning neighbouring residents.

"We have had small amounts of information however, but that's why we're holding this (press conference) at the moment, (to ask for anyone with information to contact police)," Det Insp Shadlow said.

Searches around Warwick are set to recommence today with State Emergency Service personnel set to rejoin the squad.

Got information about Gail's whereabouts? Call Warwick CIB on 4660 4430 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Topics:  crime scene investigation missing woman police



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