Cliff unit in police sights
Kangaroo Point bones identified
BONES found in a bag g dumped below a popular Brisbane lookout have been identified as the remains of Constance May Watcho.
Missing since November, her case is now a possible murder investigation as detectives seek to understand her gruesome fate.
Police yesterday raided a unit on River Terrace, Kangaroo Point, just above where her dismembered skeleton was discovered last week. Ms Watcho, 37, was last known to be staying in the apartment, which police said was a “fluid” tenancy.
Forensic officers will spend the next few days scouring the squalid unit for evidence.
Neighbours told The Sunday Mail they had seen Ms Watcho at the home and that she knew its long-term tenant. Deborah Boutland said the man had been the person who found the bones but police would not comment on this claim.
No one has been taken into custody over the matter.
Ms Watcho’s family has been left devastated by the news after earlier being informed of its likelihood.
“Obviously, as you can understand they would be distraught,” Detective Senior Sergeant Warren Gibbs said. “It's one thing to know your family member has been located, another thing to know they’re simply remains.”
Family from Brisbane and surrounding areas yesterday joined the rest of Ms Watcho’s family in Cherbourg to remember her.
“She was a happy-gol lucky person,” her niece said.
“A very family orientated p person.”
Detectives used medical a and dental records to match Ms Watcho to the remains. But they are unsure how and when her remains ended up in a bag in waist-high grass.
“There's an ongoing investigation surrounding the circumstances of that person’s death and the reason they were located below River Terrace,” Sen Sgt Gibbs said.
“It’s entirely possible they may have been there for almost 12 months.”
Police are seeking footage, including from drones which frequent the cliffs. SEARCH FOR CLUES: The unit and (inset) Constance Watcho.