teenage girl found in a barrel


QUEENSLAND Police has released a photo of a man they believe may be able to assist with their investigation into the body of a teenage girl found in a barrel on the back of a ute.

Police are looking for a man who fled from a property at Buccan in Logan, south of Brisbane, when they went to make inquiries about missing person Larissa Beilby, 16, around 1.30pm on Wednesday.

The man managed to evade police, fleeing the house in a black ute with a barrel loaded onto the tray and covered by a tarp.

Arriving at a nearby gated complex, a female resident claims the driver then pointed a shotgun at her.

The woman described the horrific scene to AAP and said she saw a “dead arm” sticking out of the blue barrel.

The woman, who did not wish to be named, told AAP the man was pointing the shotgun at her before offering her money to be let inside the Queensland complex.

That’s when the woman said she saw “a blue barrel … all I’ve seen is an arm flapping out … There was just the one barrel, it wasn’t massive either, it was only small.”

She said the ute was badly damaged and was surprised the man was still driving around.

“The windows were all shot out, bullet holes through the bonnet of the ute,” the woman said.

“He pulled out a shotgun and said to me and my partner ‘I’ll give you two grand if you let me in the gate right now’ so we lifted up the gate and let him in,” said the woman, who spent most of today at Logan Police Station being interviewed by detectives.