Two on murder charges as human remains identified


TWO men have faced court charged with murder after human remains were found at the Glass House Mountains last Wednesday.

Detectives charged two people following the discovery of human remains at a remote 4WD track off Connection Road on Tuesday, June 7.

Braydon Franklin, 31, and 41-year-old Clinton Travis Oliver, both from Caboolture, were charged with one count each of murder and misconduct with a corpse.

Their cases were heard in Caboolture Magistrates Court on Thursday, June 9 with both adjourned to July 22.

Forensic testing is underway to determine the identity of the remains however they are believed to be those of Donna Howe, a 57-year-old Caboolture woman, who was last seen by family in late April.

Detective Senior Sergeant Anthony Green said police executed a search warrant at the home where it is alleged the victim lived with one of her accused killers.

“Evidence obtained from the crime scene at the Glasshouse Mountains, along with the evidence gathered from the investigation at Caboolture has led to two men being arrested for the murder of Donna Howe,” he said.

Two men four-wheel-driving discovered the remains in a remote forestry track off Connection Rd at Glass House Mountains around midday on the 7th.

Police will allege both people were known to the victim.

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