Body of man burned over several days at Rappville
THE body of alleged Gold Coast drug dealer Greg Dufty may have been incinerated over several days on a Rappville property, police believe.
Queensland police were assisted by NSW police on the second day of searching the 162 ha Busbys Flat Rd property for evidence in the 37-year-old's murder.
The officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Superintendent Dave Hutchinson said a number of items were found during Tuesday's search of the property
"We're of the belief that the body was incinerated over a number of days, however we have located some areas and items of interest, which will be subject to further investigation," he said.
"The fact that it's been subject to fire, we've searched some specific areas that we believe are relevant to us and we've taken samples."
The father-of-one was last seen by his partner, who reported him missing, in July 2015 on the Gold Coast.
Mr Dufty's rented ute was found abandoned in the carpark of the Ashmore Steak and Seafood restaurant on July 6.
Despite his body having not been found, police have now charged four men in relation to Mr Dufty's disappearance.
Lionel Patea, 24, Aaron Crawford, 27 and 25-year-old Liam Bliss have all been charged with murder.
Patea is facing a separate murder charge of the death of his former partner, Tara Brown, who he allegedly bludgeoned to death with a cast iron water hydrant on the Gold Coast last September.
On Monday, 28-year-old Clint Stockman appeared before Southport Magistrates Court charged with being an accessory after the fact of murder.
The charge relates to Stockman's alleged role in disposing of Mr Dufty's body.
Stockman was granted conditional bail.
While police searched the Rappville property on Tuesday, Queensland police were also searching a creek at Oxenford on the Gold Coast for a murder weapon, a Queensland police media spokeswoman said.