Qld Cops Find Guns In Price-Purcell Search
Queensland police have found guns that may be linked to the suspected murder of Brisbane man Sam Price-Purcell.
Detectives, scientific officers and SES volunteers spent Wednesday searching a private property at Leyburn, southwest of Toowoomba.
Acting Detective Inspector Chris Knight said the search, which was organised after police received a tip-off, had already been fruitful.
"Some items of interest have been located already, including some firearms and some drug paraphernalia, but the search itself is in its very early stage," he said.
Mr Price-Purcell was last seen in the Brisbane suburb of Mitchelton on February 16, 2015 as he got into a bright yellow 2010 Holden Commodore SS sedan.
It is believed he then travelled to the Toowoomba area where he was murdered.
The tip-off followed an appeal last month by his mother Leoni Price, on the third anniversary of her 25-year-old son's disappearance.
Last month, his mother Leoni Price told reporters she had gradually accepted she would never see him again.
"We need to know what happened so that we can have some peace," she said.
"The emptiness that I feel, his loss has just left a massive hole in our hearts."
Police revealed at the time they had identified a group of people they believed may have been involved.
"This will not go away," Detective Inspector Damien Hansen said, warning they had a limited amount of time to come forward.
The search at Leyburn was expected to continue for a number of days.