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1. Police launch campaign for missing QLD 12-year-old Tiahleigh Palmer.
Police in Queensland have launched a back-of-bus campaign appealing for information regarding the unsolved murder of 12-year-old Tiahleigh Palmer.
The school girl’s body was found on the banks of the Pimpama River on November 5. She had gone missing one week beforehand near Marsden State High School.
Tiahleigh’s mother Cyndi Palmer said her family desperately wanted answers.
“People need to not forgot and the more we keep it out there the more it’s going to help somebody come forward. That is my mission,” she said.
“We have a person or people walking our streets that have killed my daughter.”
“It’s getting harder not easier … I want answers for what happened to my daughter.”
The buses will circulate around Marsden State High where Tiahleigh was last seen, following routes around Brisbane CBD and travelling as far out as Springfield and Beaudesert.
Despite a substantial reward on offer for the first person who did not commit the crime to provide information that leads to the arrest of the offender no suspects have been identified.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police.
2. ‘We will bring this plane down’ written on crashed EgyptAir plane.
The EgyptAir passenger jet that crashed into the Mediterranean had “We will bring this plane down” written on its underside, it has been reported.
According to The New York Times the plane was once the target of political vandals, who apparently scribbled the graffiti about two years ago.
The EgyptAir security officials said the threatening graffiti had been the work of aviation workers at Cairo Airport who were disgruntled about the domestic Egyptian political situation at the time.
Flight MS804 crashed into the Mediterranean on Thursday morning with 66 people on board.
3. The family of the woman who died on Mt Everest found out about her death from Google.
The family of Melbourne woman Dr Maria “Marisa” Strydom, 34 found out about her tragic death on Mt Everest on Saturday via the Internet.
Her sister, Aletta Newman of Brisbane told News Limited she learned of Marisa’s death by Googling for news of Everest before going to bed on Saturday night.
“I found this article from the Himalayan Times naming her as having deceased. I was shaking like a leaf because no one had told us anything, that’s how we found out. We just couldn’t believe it. We are just in absolute disbelief and shock.”
She told the ABC “We haven’t had anyone from that company talking to myself directly, they haven’t called us to inform us of anything,” Ms Newman said.
“A number of family members have tried to call around and get information. We’ve even read in newspapers and online different accounts of what actually had happened.”
Dr Strydom died just 400 metres shy of the summit.
The ABC reports that over the last eight years, Dr Strydom has climbed Denali in Alaska, Aconcagua in Argentina, Mount Ararat in Turkey and Kilimanjaro in her continent of birth, Africa.