Returning IS fighters charged with murder in Australia

Queensland man Samuel Thompson has not been since March 7
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Police have found a potential grave site for a missing child care worker after they found human remains in a pine forest.

Queensland man Samuel Thompson has not been since March 7 but police are unable to confirm if the body found is that of the 22-year-old.

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A crime scene was established in bush land in Caboolture, north of Brisbane on Monday morning after authorities discovered ‘possible human remains’.

Authorities last week charged anti-Islamic State fighter Ashley Dyball, 25, and Vincenzo Boscaino, 33, with Mr Thompson’s murder.

 Police have discovered 'human remains' in search of missing Brisbane child care worker Samuel Thompson, 22
Police have discovered ‘human remains’ in search of missing Brisbane child care worker Samuel Thompson, 22
Setting up extensive crime scenes, police found the remains at pine forest at Caboolture, north of Brisbane but have been unable to confirm whether it is of Mr Thompson
Setting up extensive crime scenes, police found the remains at pine forest at Caboolture, north of Brisbane but have been unable to confirm whether it is of Mr Thompson.

He was taken back into custody following a brief court appearance on Saturday.

There was no application for his bail and he will return to court on May 15, but will not have to appear.

In a statement Queensland police remarked that it was ‘too early to confirm further details about the discovery’.

But police are believed to have been searching for Mr Thompson in the north of Brisbane, near where the remains were found.

Authorities last week charged anti-Islamic State fighter Ashley Dyball, 25, and Vincenzo Boscaino, 33, with Mr Thompson's murder

Authorities last week charged anti-Islamic State fighter Ashley Dyball, 25, and Vincenzo Boscaino, 33, with Mr Thompson’s murder

Samuel (second from right) pictured with his mother Debbie, father Bruce and sister Courtney
Samuel (second from right) pictured with his mother Debbie, father Bruce and sister Courtney

It comes after weeks of investigations into his sudden disappearance after he was last seen leaving his apartment complex in Albion in his orange Ford Mustang.

More than 50 police officers had been investigating the uncharacteristic disappearance with divers and sniffer dogs being used to traverse the North Pine River in Queensland’s south-east.

His search has been the largest active police investigation in Brisbane.

His distinctive orange 2016 Ford Mustang was found abandoned near Byron Bay in northern New South Wales two days after his mysterious disappearance
His distinctive orange 2016 Ford Mustang was found abandoned near Byron Bay in northern New South Wales two days after his mysterious disappearance
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