Tragic garbage truck theory in case of missing mum

Yahoo News Staff
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There is a new theory being floated about the disappearance of a Queensland mum just weeks out from Christmas.

Mum-of-three Natarn Auld, 38, was last seen on CCTV footage approaching a service station on Redland Bay Road, Capalaba, on December 14 about 3.30am.

Police searched bushland and waterways in Brisbane's east but found no sign of the missing woman.

Last week, Queensland Police ruled her disappearance was non-suspicious.

“Detectives have consulted with Natarn’s family about the progression of this investigation and our thoughts are with them at this time,” police said.

“As this investigation is currently with the Coroner, there will be no further information provided.”

Natarn Auld, 38, is pictured.
Natarn Auld, 38, went missing two weeks out from Christmas and hasn't been seen since. Source: Queensland Police

However, The Courier-Mail understands one avenue police are considering is a theory she may have fallen into an industrial waste bin.

Yahoo News Australia was not able to confirm this when speaking with Queensland Police as the death is now the subject of a coronial inquest.

Police reportedly confirmed her phone tracked from Capalaba to Northgate in Brisbane’s north at the same time as a garbage truck’s route.

Natarn Auld, 38, is seen on CCTV outside a service station on Redland Bay Road, Capalaba.
Natarn Auld, 38, outside a service station on Redland Bay Road, Capalaba before she went missing. Source: Queensland Police

Ms Auld is apparently known to go through charity bins and detectives told the paper nothing suggested she was separated from her phone.

Detective Inspector Steve Hollands told reporters at the time of her disappearance her family was “very worried”.

"She's a mother; she's got three children,” Det Insp Hollands said.

“She's missed her mother's birthday, she's missed a couple of pre-arranged family visits, and that is all added to our concerns, especially in the lead-in to Christmas."

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