Search for pregnant Qld teen unsuccessful

The search for the body of missing pregnant teen Tiffany Taylor in difficult terrain west of Brisbane has proved fruitless.


The search for the 16-year-old, who was 20 weeks pregnant, was called off about 3pm on Saturday, police said.

No search has been scheduled for Sunday.

Police and State Emergency Service volunteers scoured bushland next to Brisbane Valley Highway, northwest of Ipswich, for sign of the teenager.

She has not been seen since allegedly meeting up with 60-year-old Rodney Wayne Williams on July 12.

Police believe she was using online dating sites to sell sexual services before she disappeared.

Williams was charged with Tiffany’s murder on Thursday.

“Williams has provided a number of versions to police which we are still investigating,” Detective Senior Sergeant Tony Bristow told reporters at the search site.

Police on horseback were involved in the search near Brisbane Valley Highway and Lovers Lane, with Det Snr Sgt Bristow describing the terrain as extremely difficult to navigate.

“The terrain is quite thick bushland. There are some pastoral areas, however there are pockets of this which is extremely thick lantana and various water courses,” he said.

Tiffany was last seen getting into Williams’ car after leaving a motel in the Logan suburb of Waterford West, where she lived with her long-term boyfriend, police say.

The champagne-coloured 1995 Hyundai Excel sedan was seen at Logistics Place in Larapinta, south of Brisbane, about noon the same day.

Detectives believe it later travelled along Brisbane Valley Highway, between Warrego Highway and Fernvale.

Tiffany’s white Samsung smartphone has not been recovered and police believe it was dumped around the suburbs of Bundamba and Riverview.

Tiffany’s sister Chloe said it was out of character for Tiffany to sell sexual services online and she must have resorted to it to support her family.

“She’d talk to anybody – just a young girl after a bit of attention from the wrong people, I think,” Chloe said on Friday as she sat beside her tearful mother, Leanne.

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