Vehicle seized as investigations continue into suspected murder of Sam Price-Purcell

As a result of information provided to investigators a vehicle has been seized in connection to the disappearance and suspected murder of Sam Price-Purcell, Queensland Police say.

Sam Robert Price-Purcell was last seen in the Mitchelton area on February 16, 2015. At the time of the sighting Sam was getting into a bright yellow 2010 Holden Commodore SS sedan. It is believed he then travelled to the Toowoomba area and has not been seen since.

Mr Price-Purcell 28 (commonly known as Sam Price) was last seen in the Mitchelton area on the afternoon of February 16, 2015.

On 24 May 2018, Detectives investigating Mr Price-Purcell’s disappearance executed a crime scene warrant, resulting in a yellow 2010 Holden Commodore SS sedan being seized and subject of forensic testing at Toowoomba Police Station.

Scientific examinations of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of forensic samples which have been submitted for further analysis.

Detective Inspector Damien Hansen of the Homicide Investigation Unit said it is believed the vehicle was used by a number of people connected to Mr Price-Purcell’s murder and its current owner has no involvement or links to the investigation.

“We are firmly of the belief that this vehicle is linked to the murder of Mr Price-Purcell and we are encouraged by the preliminary results of forensic testing carried out yesterday,” Detective Inspector Hansen said.

“The investigation continues to progress and I’m confident of a successful resolution in the near future.

“We would again like to take the opportunity to thank those persons who have already come forward with information and would certainly encourage anyone else with information to come forward. Specifically, we would like to appeal to anyone who may have been associated with the murder to come forward.”

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