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Manhunt In Qld After Body Found Inside Barrel In Ute

A teenage girl's body has been found in a barrel on the back of a ute south of Brisbane, sparking a massive manhunt.

Police made the grim discovery on Wednesday afternoon while investigating a missing person at an address at Buccan in Logan.

An occupant fled in the black ute, which was tracked to mobile home park at Stapylton, approximately 20 minutes away, where police found the body.

They are now looking for a person believed to be travelling in a silver Holden Commodore with the registration 966WKB.

Police have warned the public not to approach the person and report the vehicle to Crime Stoppers if it is seen.

Detective Acting Superintendent Mark White said the matter was being considered a homicide.

Det Supt White on Wednesday night declined to go into detail about the person being sought over the matter and also wouldn't say if the victim was male or female.

But the Courier-Mail is reporting it was a teenaged girl and found in a barrel.

"The car was smashed up, the glass was broken. It was pretty bad. Would you feel safe if someone was stuffed in a barrel next to you?" a resident of the mobile park told Seven News.

Detectives are forensically examining the ute and have begun "extensive inquiries" in relation to any person associated with it.

AAP

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