April 21, 2017
A crime scene has been established following the discovery of human remains inside a submerged vehicle at Borumba Dam, east of Jimna.
The body is believed to belong to Stuart Raymond Gatehouse who went missing on April 1, 2004, when he was aged 45.
Mr Gatehouse was last seen at Kenilworth and had planned to travel to Gympie in his red 1986 Holden Commodore.
Police were contacted recently after a member of the public detected a large object near the boat ramp while using a depth sounder at Borumba Dam.
The Police Dive Squad attended on Thursday and located a submerged vehicle, which was identified as Mr Gatehouse’s car,
When the vehicle was removed from the water, police found skeletal remains inside, but no formal identification can be made until forensic examinations take place.
The State Homicide Squad is assisting Sunshine Coast CIB detectives with the investigation.
Anyone with information which they believe could be relevant to the investigation has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800-333-000.