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Gold Coast woman reported home break-in, then disappeared

Gold Coast woman reported home break-in, then disappeared
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Police maintain grave issues for a lady who went lacking from the Gold Coast after an alleged break-and-enter at her property.

Wendy Sleeman, 61, called police after she got here house to search out her Ironbark Street house in Elanorahad been allegedly damaged into round 3pm yesterday.

Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith said within half an hour of Sleeman reporting the crime, she had disappeared.

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Police discovered blood in the house and a doormat on fireplace on the Elanora house.

”The scene behind us would indicate there’s been some violence there and also evidence that a fire had been commenced but it was extinguished,” Smith said.

Police consider she could also be in the corporate of her 30-year-old son Slade Murdok in a blue Honda Jazz with Queensland registration 952AT4.

“Wendy is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 153cm tall with a heavy build and short brown hair,” police said.

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Wendy Sleeman and Slade Murdok missing from Elanora.

“Slade is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 180cm tall with a proportionate build and dark brown hair.”

Smith said the blue Honda Jazz is of curiosity as there’s proof the automotive left the property when Sleeman went lacking.

Wendy Sleeman and Slade Murdok missing from Elanora.

Police maintain “grave concerns” for Sleeman’s wellbeing and the incident just isn’t a random assault.

”It would indicate obviously a dispute has happened between the homeowner and somebody who we believe to be the son,” Smith said.

“My experience as an investigator I can say it’s clear that there are signs of violence and evidence of a fight. The disappearance and the evidence at the scene would suggest it’s highly suspicious.

“It’s clearly a focused concern between mom and son at this level.”

Smith said there have been some ongoing issues between Sleeman and Murdok since 2016.

”There’s been assist from government businesses alongside the way and sadly it might seem that that is failed,” he added.

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Wendy Sleeman and Slade Murdok missing from Elanora.

Police are nervous about Murdok’s frame of mind as he has beforehand threatened hurt to officers, Smith said.

Smith added there have been contravention orders in place between Sleeman and Murdok.

“Earlier in the day, yesterday the sufferer as in Wendy reported her son as being close to her office,” he said.

Smith said a court appearance in a civil jurisdiction on Friday may have been a “catalyst for the behaviour”.

Police believe the pair may be closer to Brisbane at this point and are focusing efforts in the area.

Members of the public are advised if they see Murdok and Sleeman not to approach the 30-year-old and to call authorities immediately.

”I’m involved about his frame of mind and the chance to people making an attempt to work together with him with out the suitable coaching,” he said.

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