ON THE SCENE: Police are currently investigating a Chinchilla residence.
ON THE SCENE: Police are currently investigating a Chinchilla residence. Peta McEachern

Police begin digging up yard for evidence

FORENSIC investigators spent much of Tuesday excavating the backyard of a home in Chinchilla in relation to a child protection matter.

Police maintained a presence overnight and appear to be excavating more areas of the backyard today, Wednesday December 4. 

Officers from the State Crime Command, who investigate serious offences including homicide, child and sexual abuse and organised crime gangs, were today leading the investigation at a Chinchilla backyard.

Detectives first arrived on the scene on Tuesday morning before cordoning off the property with police tape and bringing police dogs to search the home and yard. 

Police at the scene of the Chinchilla residence in question.
Police at the scene of the Chinchilla residence in question. Peta McEachern

Investigators wielding shovels could be seen digging up parts of the backyard and sifting through dirt throughout the afternoon. 

Plain clothed and uniform officers were observed to be photographing small objects that had been found in the dirt before placing them in evidence bags. 

On the scene at the Chinchilla property.
On the scene at the Chinchilla property. Peta McEachern

A detective was seen leaving the house with multiple bags of evidence which looked like electronics.

A neighbour on the quiet Chinchilla street said no one had lived in the home for a few months, however the last tenants was a young family.

On the scene at the Chinchilla property.
On the scene at the Chinchilla property. Peta McEachern

A Queensland Police Spokesman said police had today executed a crime scene warrant for the Chinchilla property as part of the investigation.

"Investigators are searching the property and speaking to a number of persons who may be able to assist with the investigation," the spokesman said.

On the scene at the Chinchilla property.
On the scene at the Chinchilla property. Peta McEachern
On the scene at the Chinchilla property.
On the scene at the Chinchilla property. Peta McEachern
On the scene at the Chinchilla property.
On the scene at the Chinchilla property. Peta McEachern

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