Police at a command post near Casino, following a double murder and child abduction in Queensland.
Police at a command post near Casino, following a double murder and child abduction in Queensland.

Qld manhunt moves into Casino area

POLICE launched a manhunt in the Northern Rivers yesterday, following a double murder and child abduction on the Gold Coast. Queensland police believe five-year-old Kyla Rogers, is with her abductor in the Casino or Kyogle area.

Richmond Local Area Command (LAC) officers swooped on a rural area at Fairy Hill, north of Casino, at noon yesterday.

Police remained in the area for a few hours, but stood down when it was confirmed the man was not there.

Richmond LAC crime manager, Detective Acting Inspector Matt Kehoe said the information they received from Queensland police corresponded with what they saw on the ground.

“We received information to suggest he was around this area (yesterday morning),” he said.

A nearby resident said police came from all directions and were searching around various houses.

It was believed the man police were searching for had ties to Inverell.

Queensland police said last night they believed the man and the abducted child were still in the Casino and Kyogle area.

Police appealed to the public to look out for a silver 2006 Holden Viva stationwagon, believed to be driven by the man, with the Queensland registration of 965-JFC.

Kyla was abducted from an Arbour Avenue, Robina, residence on Sunday.

Anyone with information on Kyla’s whereabouts should call 131564.



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