There is deep fear for a missing Gold Coast woman after blood was found at her home in Elanora, as police search for her son.
A crime has been reported at Wendy Sleeman’s home in Elanora after a large amount of blood was found there on Tuesday along with a burning doormat.
There was no sign of Mrs. Sleeman, prompting police to launch an extensive search for her son, Slade Murdok.
Officers have confirmed ongoing issues between the couple since 2016. A protection order had been in place since 2021, they said.
“Due to the nature of the scene, police and family are deeply concerned about Wendy’s well-being,” Queensland Police said on Wednesday.
Detective Brendan Smith said Ms Sleeman called police after discovering a disturbance in her home around 3pm Tuesday.
“She came home from work and there had been a break-in at the house, and she noticed some damage,” Superintendent Smith said.
When the police arrived half an hour later, Mrs. Sleeman had disappeared.
“The scene behind us would indicate that there has been some violence and there is evidence that a fire has started but has been extinguished,” he said.
Superintendent Smith said an upcoming civil lawsuit may have triggered the incident.
Ms Sleeman had also previously called authorities after seeing her son near her workplace.
Witnesses reported a man matching Mr Murdok’s disappearance in the Elanora area before Ms Sleeman went missing.
Police believe 31-year-old Murdok drives a blue Honda Jazz with Queensland registration 952-AT4.
He is described as white, 6 feet 6 inches (180 cm) tall, with brown hair and a slim build.
Police are urging anyone who sees him not to approach and to call triple zero or Crime Stoppers immediately.
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