A major search is underway for a heavily tattooed man after a badly decomposed body was found stuffed in a barrel on the back of a ute, south of Brisbane.
Detectives are hunting for Zlatko Sikorsky, 34, and have warned the public not to approach him saying they believe he has access to guns.
The drama began at a house at Buccan in Logan on Wednesday, when police were making inquiries into the disappearance of 16-year-old Sandgate girl Larissa Beilby.
A man at the Buccan property got into a black ute and fled but police tracked it to Stapylton, where it was dumped and the man fled in a silver Commodore.
Police made the grisly find when they searched the ute.
Detective Acting Inspector Scott Furlong told reporters that the 34-year-old is known to missing teenager Larissa Beilby, who has not been seen for almost two weeks ago.
“We know they’re associated but we don’t know the exact relationship between Larissa Beilby [and Mr Sikorsky],” Detective Acting Inspector Scott Furlong on Thursday.
Detectives say they’re still working to identify the victim.
It’s believed Sikorsky is travelling in a silver 2014 Holden Commodore with a sunroof, with Queensland registration 966 WKB.
Detective Furlong said he is is believed to still be in the Logan and Gold Coast areas, travelling alone.
He said Sikorsky, who has distinctive tattoos around his neck, is considered a threat to the public and should not be approached.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.