Mackay, Queensland: Boy, 17, charged with MURDER of Rene Latimore found buried on cattle farm

Twist as boy, 17, is charged with the MURDER of a 31-year-old woman who was found buried on a cattle farm

Rene Latimore (pictured) was reported missing from the Koumala area, south of Mackay in central Queensland, by her family on August 18

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with the murder of mother Rene Latimore, whose body was found on a rural property in August.

Ms Latimore – a 31-year-old mother of a teenage son – was reported missing from the Koumala area, south of Mackay in central Queensland, by her family on August 18. 

The accused appeared in a Mackay court on Friday and remains in custody.

Queensland Police say they can’t reveal whether the 17-year-old was known to Ms Latimore. 

Her body was found buried 11 days later on a cattle property at Ilbilbie.

Queensland Police launched a homicide investigation code named Operation Amunet, making several appeals for public assistance.

Pictured is a four-wheel driver police allege is linked to her death. A 17-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with the mother's murder

Pictured is a four-wheel driver police allege is linked to her death. A 17-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with the mother’s murder

Detective Acting Inspector Jack Savage said on Friday the 17-year-old was arrested without incident.

But he said their ‘complex’ investigation was ongoing and did not rule out more arrests.

‘We have to consider all the other pieces of information that come in,’ he told reporters.

Queensland police earlier released photos of a four-wheel drive linked to the killing of mother Rene Latimore in the state's north

Queensland police earlier released photos of a four-wheel drive linked to the killing of mother Rene Latimore in the state’s north

‘If that takes us to another avenue of investigation we will go down this path.

‘We never keep a closed mind or put the blinkers on. 

‘The investigation is ongoing.’

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