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A body has been found in a barrel on the back of a ute amid a widescale search for a missing teenage girl in south-east Queensland.

The manhunt began yesterday after police were called to a property in Buccan, south of Brisbane, over the disappearance of Larissa Beilby, reports 9 news.

The 16-year-old was reported missing from Sandgate almost two weeks ago, and has not contacted her family since June 18.

A suspected murderer is on the run after the body was found stuffed inside a barrel on the back of a ute south of Brisbane.

Police are hunting for a man who fled from a property at Buccan in Logan when they went to investigate a missing person on Wednesday afternoon.

He escaped in a black ute with a barrel loaded onto the tray. Police were able to track it to a mobile home park at Stapylton, 20 minutes away, where officers found the badly decomposed body inside the barrel.

The man was able to get away once again, and police believe he’s now driving a silver Holden Commodore with the registration 966WKB.

The body has not been formally identified.

Detective Superintendent Mark White said an investigation centre had been set up at Logan and a number of detectives from Logan, the Gold Coast and the Homicide Investigation Unit were conducting enquiries.

“As you can appreciate, there’s a fairly intensive forensic examination that is occurring as we speak and will continue to occur possibly for the next 24-48 hours, depending on how things go,” he said.

Detectives investigating the homicide of a person in Logan have released the identity of a 34-year-old man they believe may able to assist with their active inquiries into the case.

Zlatko Sikorsky (pictured) is believed to be travelling in a silver 2014 Holden Commodore with a sunroof and Queensland registration 966 WKB (pictured).

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is urged not to approach him but to contact police immediately.

Further details to come.

  • Such a shocking case. So pleased the perpetrator was found and charged.

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  • I hope the alleged murderer has been arrested, charged if proved guilty and gaoled.

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  • May she rest in peace taken way to soon.

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  • Horrible for all concerned. Hope there is some closure for the family.

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  • This is stomach churning and horrible.

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  • But is it really the girl then? Terribly sad. :-(

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  • How horrible. I hope they catch him soon, who knows where he has gone and who else he might hurt. My heart goes out to the poor girls family.

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  • I saw this on the news,I hope they catch the killer and put him or her away for life.

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  • I hope they catch him soon.

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  • Poor girl and family I hope there is a speedy resolution so there are no more victims.

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  • I am constantly amazed at how the police can put the pieces of evidence together to find what they’re looking for. Sure sometimes it takes a while, but still amazes me. Police do a great job and don’t get much thanks for it

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  • Waking up to hear this sad news poor little girl

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  • That is shocking, and scary that he is still on the run.

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