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AustraliaMan in custody as police dig up Bracken Ridge yard in search for missing American woman Priscilla Brooten

07:30  08 june  2019
07:30  08 june  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

Frantic search for two missing children, 12 and 11, is underway after they went missing from their home two days ago

Frantic search for two missing children, 12 and 11, is underway after they went missing from their home two days ago A frantic search is underway for two children missing from a home on the NSW Central Coast for almost two days.

Police are continuing their search for missing American woman Priscilla Brooten (pictured) after Grisly search for missing beauty queen continues as murder squad dig up her ex-boyfriend's front Police said the man , who lived with Ms Brooten at the time she went missing , is in custody to help.

Cadaver dogs lead homicide detectives to a small area in the front yard of a Brisbane home in the search for missing woman Priscilla Brooten , who was last seen almost a year ago.

Man in custody as police dig up Bracken Ridge yard in search for missing American woman Priscilla Brooten© Provided by ABC News Ms Brooten had been living in Brisbane for six years when she went missing.

A man who was in a relationship with missing American woman Priscilla Brooten is in custody to help police with their inquiries, as officers excavate the front yard of their Brisbane home.

Man in custody as police dig up Bracken Ridge yard in search for missing American woman Priscilla Brooten
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Police began excavations at the Bracken Ridge property on Saturday morning after the homicide detectives joined the case.

A forensic investigation of the home is also underway.

Police believe the mother disappeared in July 2018, but she was not reported missing until December.

Home dug up in murder investigation

Home dug up in murder investigation Police are digging up the Brisbane home of US woman Priscilla Brooten's ex-partner in an investigation into her suspected murder after her 2018 disappearance.

American woman Priscilla Brooten , 46, has been missing in Australia since July. Police are investigating her disappearance as a homicide. Investigators are digging up the yard of a home in Brisbane, Australia, searching for a former American pageant queen who has been missing for

Police said the 42-year-old Bracken Ridge man was assisting them with investigations into the disappearance of Priscilla Brooten . A man who had been in a relationship with a missing US woman has been taken into custody as detectives continue excavating the front yard of a Brisbane

Police told the ABC Ms Brooten's 42-year-old partner, who she lived with, was in custody helping with inquires.

They believed the pair had been in a de-facto relationship for a year before she disappeared.

Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Hogan said Ms Brooten was heavily involved in online gaming and he believed her friends in chat groups may be able to help piece together her last moves.

"Police suspect a lot of people she associated with online and also in some private clubs may not know that police are investigating her disappearance," he said.

"Often these people may not have known that she was reported missing.

"Any contact she had with them may help the investigation."

Detective Senior Sergeant Hogan said Ms Brooten has a daughter and mother in California.

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He said Ms Brooten, 46, is described as an outgoing, friendly person and a dedicated mother who enjoyed yoga and Zumba.

"We share the fear of Ms Brooten's family and friends and have reason to believe she may have met with foul play," he said.

Saturday's search of the property was not in relation to one single tip-off but an ongoing investigation.

Detective Senior Sergeant Hogan said the excavation would continue tomorrow.

Police used cadaver dogs to locate "where it would be the best place to start the excavation".

He said they picked up a scent "but it does vary … so we still have to investigate it by taking the ground up".

Officers had been in contact with them this morning and "they have concerns because she has not made contact with them for some time".

Police are also appealing for information about Ms Brooten's blue Volkswagen Golf hatchback, which was found abandoned on Bunton Street, Scarborough on July 6 last year.

The car has also been declared a crime scene.

"We are appealing for anyone who may have seen the car being left in the street that night or may have noticed anything suspicious in the area that night to come forward," Detective Senior Sergeant Hogan said.

"Regardless of how trivial you think the information might be, it may be crucial to our investigation."

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