News

Case now suspected murder

Police wish to speak to Ian Hannaford about the disappearance of his ex- partner, Gail Lynch.
Police wish to speak to Ian Hannaford about the disappearance of his ex- partner, Gail Lynch.

THE Gail Lynch case is officially a suspected murder after forensic results produced clues the disappearance of the 55-year-old Warwick woman was no ordinary missing person's case.

Detective Inspector Darrin Shadlow addressed the media at the Warwick Police Station yesterday and reiterated police's request for information regarding the whereabouts of Ian Hannaford.

Mr Hannaford was the ex-partner of Ms Lynch, whose family say she met on an internet dating website.

Police interviewed Mr Hannaford on the night of Wednesday, July 11 and he has not been seen since.

"We don't think he has a motor vehicle as police seized his motor vehicle last week," Det Insp Shadlow said.

Forensic examiners seized his 2004 blue Ford Falcon sedan last week and scoured his Toowoomba unit.

While some test results are still pending, forensics have reason to believe Mr Hannaford is needed for further questioning to aid in their investigations.

"He is a person of interest at this stage and we would like to question him further," Det Insp Shadlow said.

After speaking with police on July 11, Mr Hannaford was not watched by police.

"He was released (from police custody) and we spoke to a number of other people, but since our investigation has now progressed, we would like to speak with him further," Det Insp Shadlow said.

He did not want to speculate as to whether the alibi given by Mr Hannaford on the night of Ms Lynch's disappearance was false.

Police are still appealing for any information about a red floor rug about 2x3m in size which was reported missing from Ms Lynch's apartment.

Det Insp Shadlow confirmed Ms Lynch's apartment did portray some sign of struggle when police entered the scene.

If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Ms Lynch, Mr Hannaford or the movements of the 2004 blue Ford Falcon from 6pm Tuesday, June 3 to all day Wednesday, June 4, phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Topics:  gail lynch missing person murder investigation police



Six hideaway bars to escape winter chill

THE last season of GoT finally uttered the words we’ve been waiting six seasons to hear and now that the weather has cooled down in Brisbane, “winter is here.”

Our six art gallery picks for a creative day out

Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art always has a fun, exciting and interesting exhibition on show for the whole family to enjoy.

YOU'D be mistaken in thinking Brisbane wasn't an arty city.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Date nights under $50

Nothing is more romantic than a picnic with a cracking view.

NOT every date has to cost you a bomb.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Dear Margaret Court, this is what it's like to be gay

Tennis legend Margaret Court believes Australia should not have marriage equality because it does not align with her view of Christian and Bible values.

Why I live for a time when being gay is 'normal'

Groovy event returns bigger and better than ever

This year's Grooving in the Grove is set to be bigger and better than ever.

Organisers excited for third Grooving in the Grove in Inglewood

Draft budget under discussion by council

Southern Downs Regional Council will discuss draft budget submissions in a special meeting this morning.

Submission to be tabled in special meeting

Local Partners

Karl Stefanovic's rant about Schapelle Corby 'a bit rich'

The fact is Stefanovic is paid extremely well by a television network that lives and dies by ratings.

Could Schapelle be heading for Gladstone?

Australian Schapelle Corby is escorted by Bali Police at the parole office in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 27 May 2017.

Schapelle's mother teases her free daughter could be Gladstone bound

Six things you never knew about Men in Black

Mushu the pug

It's been 20 years since Men in Black first hit cinemas

10 strange stories behind famous sex scenes

Khaleesi and Khal Drogo in a steamy moment.

Every set has their own way of filming sex scenes

HBO spills new details on Game of Thrones’ final season

Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season will only have six episodes.

New details about what to expect from the eighth, final instalment.

Karl’s rant on Corby: ‘Made to look like idiots’

Karl Stefanovic is sick of hearing about Schapelle Corby.

Today co-host launched a tirade against Schapelle Corby media circus

Game on at new arcade in Warwick

PLAY ON: Elizabeth Dennis gives the new arcade games at Video Ezy a shot.

New games arcade unveiled at Video Ezy

New $46.7m counter-terrorism facility to be built in Wacol

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, pictured with Police Commisioner Ian Stewart, has announced plans to build a new counter-terrorism facility in Wacol.

The facility will be built over three years.

Home to a sex worker: Sordid history of iconic Coast shed

Milojevic Djordjevic's daughter Linda at the derelict shed on Yandina-Coolum Road.

The shed was once a liveable 'barrack'.

This is real estate's billion-dollar man

Bob Wolff at AREC with John McGrath of McGrath Real Estate.

They don’t call him the “Billion dollar man” for nothing

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!