Police searching for body parts in torso mystery

POLICE search crews have returned to an alleged murder scene to search for the missing body parts of a Sunshine Coast businessman whose headless torso was discovered torched on the side of Cedar Pocket Rd exactly one year ago today.

A public tip-off has prompted police to reinvigorate their search efforts for evidence in the murder charges against Lindy Yvonne Williams, who is accused of killing, butchering and then dumping the torso of her fiance George Gerbic.

More than 100 police have worked on the case, dubbed Operation Lima Sea, since the discovery on September 19, 2013

RESUMED: Police and SES volunteers search for clues in the murder of George Gerbic.
RESUMED: Police and SES volunteers search for clues in the murder of George Gerbic. Warren Lynam

Ms Williams was charged with his murder and interfering with a corpse in July this year.

The couple's Tanawha home was a crime scene for nine days following the arrest, but after an extensive search including the excavation of a backyard pool and surrounding bushland, no remains were found.

A new search of creek areas within a few hundred metres of the Main Creek Rd house started yesterday after information from members of the public.

Acting Inspector Nikki Colfs said a woman matching Ms William's description was seen in the creek area during the time of Mr Gerbic's disappearance in September.

RIGHT: Police and SES search the alleged murder scene in the case of the Cedar Pocket torso.
RIGHT: Police and SES search the alleged murder scene in the case of the Cedar Pocket torso.

Wearing specialist wetsuits, police dive squad members trudged through chest-deep water looking for clues.

State Emergency Services volunteers hacked through thick scrub to clear the area for the police search.

"This search will be of smaller scale to the last search and will be part of our brief of evidence for the court," Acting Insp Colfs said.

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