Qld police charge teenager with murder

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A 17-year-old boy has been arrested for the murder of Queensland mother Rene Latimore, whose body was found on a rural property near Mackay in August.

The teenager appeared in a Mackay court on Friday and remains in custody.

Queensland Police say they can't reveal whether the 17-year-old was known to Ms Latimore.

Ms Latimore - a 31-year-old mother of a teenage son - was reported missing from the Koumala area, south of Mackay, by her family on August 18.

Her body was found 11 days later on a cattle property at Ilbilbie.

Queensland Police launched a homicide investigation code named Operation Amunet, making several appeals for public assistance.

Detective Acting Inspector Jack Savage said on Friday the 17-year-old was arrested without incident.

But he said their "complex" investigation was ongoing and did not rule out more arrests.

"We have to consider all the other pieces of information that come in," he told reporters.

"If that takes us to another avenue of investigation we will go down this path.

"We never keep a closed mind or put the blinkers on. The investigation is ongoing."

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