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Son arrested as search continues for missing Queensland mum


The son of a missing Gold Coast woman has been arrested and charged with multiple domestic violence offences.

There are grave fears for Wendy Sleeman, 61, who has not been seen since Tuesday afternoon after an apparent altercation at her Elanora home.

Jamie ‘Slade’ Murdok, 30, was arrested without incident on Wednesday evening in Brisbane’s south.

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He has been charged with three counts of contravention of domestic violence order, and one count each of unlawful stalking, burglary, assault occasioning bodily harm, kidnapping, attempted arson, and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

He is expected to appear at Brisbane Magistrates Court on January 26.

Gold Coast woman Wendy Sleeman is missing and her son Slade Murdoch has been arrested by police. Credit: Facebook/Supplied

Police issued an urgent plea for Sleeman’s whereabouts after declaring her to be in a “high-risk” situation.

“I can say I’ve got grave concerns. The disappearance … would suggest it’s highly suspicious,” Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith said.

The missing person alert followed an incident in Elanora on Tuesday afternoon. Credit: 7NEWS
Detectives continue to search for a blue Honda Jazz hatch in relation to the incident. Credit: Queensland Police Service

He said Sleeman disappeared about half an hour after arriving home.

“They’re mother and son.

“That’s part of the ongoing investigation, as to the background as to why it may have led to the disappearance of both people,” Smith said.

Wendy Sleeman is missing from her Elanora home on the Gold Coast. Credit: Queensland Police Service

A doormat was set on fire but was extinguished.

Police urge anyone with information regarding Sleeman’s location to contact police urgently.

“Detectives continue to search for a blue Honda Jazz hatch Queensland registration 952AT4 and appeal for members of the public to be on the look-out for the car and report any sightings to police.”

If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit an emergency, call 000. Advice and counselling for men concerned about their use of family violence: Men’s Referral Service, 1300 766 491

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Source: 7News