News

Headless torso crime scene search continues

EVIDENCE was loaded into a removalist truck at the Tanawha property of murdered man George Gerbic yesterday, as the methodical search for clues continued.

The Main Creek Rd property has been a crime scene for nine days now, as detectives scour the area for any evidence of foul play.

State Emergency Services volunteers and police are also looking for the 66-year-old man's remains.

The popular Sunshine Coast businessman's body was found butchered by the side of Cedar Pocket Rd in September last year.

Only the headless torso was found.

After 10 months of painstaking investigations, police identified Mr Gerbic, and charged his partner Lindy Yvonne Williams, 56, with his murder and with interfering with a corpse.

Police are yet to explain why Mr Gerbic was never reported missing.

It is believed friends were under the impression Mr Gerbic was overseas.

His two sons, Simon and Justin, remembered their dad in a media statement earlier this week.

A Police Media spokesman said the Tanawha property is expected to be a crime scene for "several more days".

Gympie Times

Topics:  crime scene, george gerbic, headless torso, investigation, murder, police



Gympie baristas tell us what goes into a great cuppa

LOVING CUP: Sam Higgins at Emilia's cafe on Mary St puts together another customer order

WHAT exactly is the secret ingredient to a great cup of coffee?

Objection overruled on council inquiry call

OUT OF ORDER: Gympie councillor Glen Hartwig has been ruled out of order in his attempt to have open council discussion on his call for an inquiry.

Council inquiry discussion gagged

Diver in serious condition following near drowning

Noosa Spit

Man in serious condition after being pulled unconscious from water

Local Partners

The Dixie Chicks to headlline 2017 CMC Rocks festival

US country music group The Dixie Chicks.

ORGANISERS move festival dates to lock in US country music stars.

What's on the big screen this week

Denzel Washington in a scene from the movie The Magnificent Seven.

DENZEL Washington returns in a shoot-em-up Western.

Our funny bachelor bows out

The Bachelorette contestant Aaron Brady from Golden Beach. Supplied by Channel 10.

COAST marketing executive eliminated from The Bachelorette.

'Gonna' be a good night Sunday

GOT A FEELING: Justice Crew will be performing in Gympie at the Civic Centre as part of the Rush Festival this Sunday.

The wait is nearly over for the gang from Justice Crew's Concert

Homer Simpson thanks Australia during Opera House visit

Homer Simpson visits the Sydney Opera House.

ANIMATION favourite gets attacked by seagulls in viral video.

Channel 9 orders second season of Doctor Doctor

Rodger Corser stars in the TV series Doctor Doctor.

RURAL medical drama finds a loyal following.

Gympie Century 21 owner forges his own path

ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS: Billy Mitchell (right) with Queensland franchise manager at Century 21, Glenn Stanton.

It's been a meteoric rise over the past few years for Billy Mitchell

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Huge Gunalda service station set to open by December

NEW STATION: The Gunalda Service Centre, owned by United Petroleum, will include a 350-seat eating area and a truckers lounge.

The massive servo is the biggest United development in Queensland.

Highway upgrade drives momentum in affordable market

Accessibility and affordability are keeping interest high

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'