MURDER AND MISCONDUCT
Roma man charged over 2015 disappearance
DETECTIVES have charged a second man with the murder of Sam Price-Purcell.
Owen James Harris, 29, of Roma, was charged with murder and misconduct with a corpse by detectives investigating the 2015 disappearance of Sam Price-Purcell.
Detectives from the Homicide Investigation Unit and Ferny Grove Criminal Investigation Branch charged Harris on Saturday morning.
He was due to appear in Roma Magistrates Court yesterday however his case has been adjourned and he will appear in Toowoomba Magistrates Court on July 5.
Mr Price-Purcell, 25, was last seen in the Mitchelton area in Brisbane’s north on February 16, 2015.
Police believe Mr Price-Purcell left the suburb in a yellow Holden Commodore, travelling to Toowoomba, but he has not been seen since.
Police believe the young man was the victim of foul play however his remains have not been recovered.
The breakthrough arrest follows the charging last Monday of 36-year-old Michael Jay Evans, from Leyburn near Warwick, with Mr Price-Purcell’s murder.
Mr Evans appeared before the Toowoomba Magistrates Court, and will reappear on September 10.
Acting Detective Inspector David Nicoll, of the Homicide Group, said while the arrests were a significant milestone in the investigation, it remained ongoing.
“The investigation will continue until all those involved in Sam’s murder and disposal of his remains are put before the courts,” Inspector Nicoll said.
“Police would like to thank members of the public who have assisted in this investigation.
“It would not have been solved without them coming forward and speaking with police.
“We again appeal for anyone with information relating to Sam’s murder or the location of his remains to contact Crime Stoppers.
“It is never too late to come forward and no piece of information is too small.”
If you have information on the case, contact Policelink on 131 444.
EVIDENCE: Detectives seized a yellow 2010 Holden Commodore SS sedan in relation to the disappearance and suspected murder of Sam Price-Purcell. INSET: Sam Price-Purcell.