The mysterious and 'horrible' death of Sabrina Bremer
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UPDATE 1:45PM: POLICE have formally identified the woman found burnt at Dulguigan as Sabrina Bremer, a 34-year-old woman from the Logan area in South East Queensland.
Ms Bremer was reported missing to Logan Police yesterday, after last speaking with a family member on Tuesday.
Initial inquiries indicate Ms Bremer was in the Logan area on Monday evening.
At the time, she was wearing a black jumper with a red t-shirt underneath, and light-blue jeans, with rips in the knees.
Strike Force Faringdon has been established by investigators from the State Crime Command's Homicide Squad and Tweed/Byron Local Area Command to investigate the circumstances surrounding the woman's suspected murder.
Investigators are also working closely with Homicide detectives from Queensland Police Service.
No official cause of death has been determined at this stage; however Ms Bremer had sustained serious burns to most of her body.
Police are continuing to piece together Ms Bremer's movements throughout the week and are appealing for anyone who may have seen or spoken with her during this time to come forward.
She is described as having a Caucasian appearance, being 170cm tall with a medium build, dark brown hair with red highlights, and a stud-piercing below her lower-right lip.
Investigators would also like to remind members of the public that information can be provided anonymously.
As the investigation is still in its infancy, no further information can be provided at this time.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/.
UPDATE, 10am: Prominent Tweed Shire resident and former Tweed Mayor Max Boyd, who has lived in Dulguigan his entire life and has a street named after him in the village, has called for community unity.
"Without a doubt this is one of the most horrifying things that's ever occurred in Dulguigan and the Tweed Valley," he said.
"I drive past that road all the time and it's just beyond belief something like that would happen in in such a little, rural country road like that.
"The Dulguigan area had a number of homes tucked away and people have moved here for peace and quiet - I'm sure every one of them would all be as upset as I am this horrible murder would happen here.
"I think we should give strength to one another at this time to help us all to get over this, together."
UPDATE, 9am: Pollards Rd resident Christie, who wishes not to use her last name, said she had not slept overnight, haunted by the homicide investigations and TV choppers descending on the village overnight.
"It's absolutely horrific, I'm totally shocked by it because it is a very quiet area which is why perhaps it was chosen," she said.
"There's a lot the locals know which the police have not released."
Christie was moved to tears as she spoke of the crime scene, which hard to miss on the narrow, unsealed road.
"I just want then to take it away, all of it ... the tree ... because you can't imagine what someone has gone through," she said.
A COMMUNITY is in shock following the horrific homicide of a woman in the placid rural village of Dulguigan, near Tumbulgum.
Des Gilroy, a long-time resident of Pollards Rd where the corpse was found still alight in the early hours of Thursday morning, said the street of tight-knit residents was in mourning.
"Of course you're shocked because it's such a quiet area you live in," he said.
"You drive down the road and think you could have been involved in some way, especially with all these home invasions.
"It's just so shocking because it's such a beautiful place.
"My other half was thinking about selling up because of this - you've got to drive past it every day."
UPDATE, 8am: POLICE have described the scene of a murder in the Tweed Valley as a "horrible thing for anyone to come across".
Officers investigating the crime, in which a woman's burnt body was found, have not revealed many details, but the Gold Coast Bulletin quoted Detective Inspector Brendon Cullen as saying that a passing motorist "has assisted us greatly, which I am very appreciative of".
Homicide detectives were at the crime scene all day yesterday, after emergency services were called to Pollards Rd at Dulguigan about 7.30am.
ORIGINAL STORY, Thursday: POLICE are appealing for information after a body was located near Tweed Heads on Thursday.
Just before 7.30am emergency services were called to Pollards Rd, Dulguigan, following reports of a fire.
Police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command attended and located a burnt body.
A crime scene was established and examined by specialist forensic officers.
The identity of the person is not yet known.
Detectives from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command and the Homicide Squad are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death, which is being treated as suspicious.
Anyone who may have seen unusual activity in area, or has concerns for the welfare of a friend or family member, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/
Information will be treated in the strictest of confidence.