Murder charge in Qld missing person case


A 40-year-old Brisbane man has been charged with murder after police raided a transport depot in the city’s south while investigating a missing person case.

Officers announced they were treating the disappearance of 35-year-old Lachlan Griffiths as a homicide investigation after a search of the Coopers Plains property last week.

Forensic analysis was carried out on the site and a vehicle seized.

Mr Griffiths was known to police and last seen in mid January on Herschel Street in Brisbane’s CBD, where he was staying at the Meriton Hotel.

His mother reported him missing on January 26.

“He is in constant contact with his mother so that is out of character for him,” Detective Inspector David Jackman said on Thursday.

“We have no signs of life … post that date of the 16th or 17th of January, so we have got concerns for his current whereabouts.”

The 40-year-old Tingalpa man is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday afternoon.