Adelle Collins was murdered in her Ningi home.
Adelle Collins was murdered in her Ningi home. Facebook.

Ningi murder accused to face court in six months

UPDATE 11.56am:  BONGAREE man Steven Storie will appear in Redcliffe Magistrates Court in six months.

He is charged with murdering 39-year-old mother Adelle Collins in a Ningi residence on Saturday.

The police were called to the scene about 3.30pm after the woman was found by a relative in the Sunny Court house.

An Investigation Centre was established at Burpengary Police Station as police investigate the matter.

The 45-year-old did not appear in court on Monday morning as the police prosecutor, Sergeant David Pollock said he did not have any need for the man to be there.

Sgt Pollock asked for six months until Mr Storie's next court date.

"I would like to ask for the committal mention to be in six months time so it is after the forensic investigations take place," he said.

Mr Storie has been charged with murder, enter premises to commit an indictable offence, break and enter dwelling with intent, stealing and wilful damage.

When the Magistrate Alec Chilcott asked if Mr Storie would appear at the committal mention on August 19, Sgt Pollock said he would appear via video link.

UPDATE 10.40am: MORE than 50 women and men stood outside the Caboolture Courthouse this morning to hold a silent vigil for Adelle Collins after she was murdered in her home on Saturday

 

EARLIER: AS A community mourns the loss of a beautiful spirit, a 45-year-old man will appear in court today charged with murder, after 39-year-old mother Adelle Collins was found dead in her Ningi home, near Bribie Island.

Police were called to a Sunny Court, Ningi, property at about 3.30pm on Saturday after a relative, believed to be the victim's father, discovered her body.

Tributes poured in yesterday for Ms Collins, a much-loved community member and full-time carer of her son, a special-needs child who was believed to be autistic. "She was pretty special, always laughing and taking care of people, no matter what was happening for her. She was an amazing woman," one friend wrote.

"The big sister I never had," Hailey Yates wrote.

"A friend who cared too much.

"Will be dearly missed."

Police at the scene in Ningi where a womans body was found in Sunny Court. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily
Police at the scene in Ningi where a womans body was found in Sunny Court. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily Warren Lynam

The details surrounding Ms Collins' death remained unclear yesterday afternoon, although Moreton District Crime Group Detective Acting Inspector Ben Fadin confirmed the death would be treated as suspicious, but refused to speculate on the reasons behind her death.

"They were known to each other," Det Act Insp Fadin said.

"We're treating the death as suspicious at this time."

In a merciful break, Ms Collins' children were not believed to be at the home at the time of her death, Det Act Insp Fadin said.

"The children are being cared for by relatives," he said.

It was clear yesterday Ms Collins had been a pillar of the local community, with a heart constantly open to helping those in need.

"A beautiful woman who only tried to help everyone she met," Glenda McMillan said.

"She was a wonderful mother."

Police at the scene in Ningi where a womans body was found in Sunny Court. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily
Police at the scene in Ningi where a womans body was found in Sunny Court. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily Warren Lynam

Another wrote: "Dedicated to all those she loved.

"She always saw the best in people and was always thinking how to help others.

"Even at her mum's funeral, she was more concerned about everyone else, making sure that they were ok."

Police tape remained on scene yesterday as scientific and forensic officers continued their investigation, with locals able to enter although the street remained closed off to the public.

Other media outlets yesterday reported a nearby resident had handed over CCTV footage from surveillance cameras on their property to police, in a bid to assist the investigation.

Charges had yet to be laid over Ms Collins' death as of late last night, although a police media spokeswoman confirmed the 45-year-old man was continuing to assist police.

Friend of Ms Collins, Michelle Watts, spoke of the personal development her dear friend had achieved, prior to her sudden death.

Police at the scene in Ningi where a womans body was found in Sunny Court. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily
Police at the scene in Ningi where a womans body was found in Sunny Court. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily Warren Lynam

"Adelle was a woman who had truly grown spiritually and become a shining light. She was a fantastic mother to all of her children in her care and will be dearly missed by all who know her," she wrote.

"RIP my beautiful friend Adelle Collins," Sammie De wrote. "A pure earth angel taken way too soon."

A  group of Ms Collins' closest friends were set to hold a silent vigil outside Caboolture Courthouse at 9am today for their fallen friend, one who had clearly impacted all she met.

Little over 24 hours since Ms Collin's body was found, police have charged a 45-year-old man with her death. 

The man, from Bongaree (Bribie Island) has been charged with murder, enter premises and commit and indictable offence, break and enter dwelling with intent, stealing and wilful damage. 

He will appear in court this morning. 

Police at the scene in Ningi where a womans body was found in Sunny Court. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily
Police at the scene in Ningi where a womans body was found in Sunny Court. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily Warren Lynam

 

 

 



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