Son attacked, as search for Gold Coast woman continues



The son of a missing Queensland woman faces multiple charges as the search for his 61-year-old mother continues.

Queensland Police said on Thursday they had charged 30-year-old Slade Murdok with misdemeanor domestic violence following his arrest in south Brisbane on Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. Murdok faces three charges of domestic violence violation, and one charge of unlawful stalking, burglary, assault with bodily harm, kidnapping, attempted arson and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

He is expected to appear before Brisbane Magistrates Court later on Thursday.

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Police are still searching for Mr Murdok’s mother, Wendy Sleeman, who disappeared from her Gold Coast home on Tuesday afternoon.

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A crime was reported at Mrs. Sleeman’s home in Elanora after a large amount of blood was found there on Tuesday, along with a burning doormat.

“Due to the nature of the scene, police and family are deeply concerned about Wendy’s well-being,” Queensland Police said on Wednesday.

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Detective Brendan Smith said on Wednesday that Ms Sleeman called police after discovering a disturbance at her home around 3pm on 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.

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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.

Queensland Police are also still seeking a blue Honda Jazz hatch Queensland registration 952AT4 in connection with the case. They have asked the public to look out for the car and to report any sightings to police.

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