Police search bushland as part of Wayne Youngkin investigation

As part of Operation Oscar Mantic, detectives investigating the suspected murder of Wayne Youngkin in 1986 are today conducting a search of bushland at Sandgate.

Mr Youngkin’s remains were discovered on November 29 last year in a disused tank in the yard of a North Street home in Brighton.

With the assistance of State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers, police have today begun a search of the Deagon Wetlands near the intersection of Hoskins Street and Agnew Street at Sandgate.

It is hoped that the search party will locate items associated with Mr Youngkin that may assist detectives with their ongoing investigation.

Since the operation commenced, police have received a steady flow of information through Crime Stoppers which has assisted to progress the investigation.

Police are continuing to urge people who may have additional information which could assist with the investigation to come forward.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

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