Second man charged over Thompson's murder

Toby Mann

A second man has been charged with the murder of 22-year-old Sam Thompson, following a brief court appearance by a Brisbane man who faces the same charges.

A 25-year-old Albany Creek man was taken into custody by police on Friday night and has been charged with one count each of murder and interfering with a corpse.

He is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Saturday.

His charge comes after Roberto Vincenzo Boscaino was taken into custody after being charged on Thursday with murder and interfering with a corpse.

Boscaino, 23, did not apply for bail when his matter came before Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday morning.

The Bald Hills man appeared to tremble during his first few moments in the dock but sat calmly as his matter was adjourned to the committal call-over list on May 8.

Boscaino is not required to appear at that hearing.

The search for Mr Thompson's body continues after he vanished in suspicious circumstances on March 7 and his parents reported him missing.

A team of 40 detectives has been working the case and turned their attention to a Bald Hills home, which "remains a primary crime scene", after failing to find anything during a search of a tip at Swanbank in Ipswich on Wednesday.

A car similar to the one spotted on CCTV at the car park of the Deep Water Bend Reserve at Bald Hills, where Mr Thompson was last seen, was seized from an Albany Creek home on Wednesday night.

Mr Thompson's distinctive orange 2016 Ford Mustang was also spotted in the car park that day.

He was the victim of an unsolved robbery in Brisbane last September, in which his car was stolen and police are investigating whether his disappearance was linked to that crime.