Police are searching bushland in central Queensland as they
probe what they believe is a double murder.
Officers began scouring the Byfield area, north of Yeppoon,
this morning - nine days after they declared that Robert
Martinez, 26, and Chantal Barnett, 27, had probably been
The Rockhampton pair vanished about seven months ago.
Police say the recent discovery of a woman's top and bra had
sparked the search of bush around Stoney Creek.
Officers believe the clothing has been there for some time
and may be crucial to the investigation.
Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Moon says police are keen to
speak to anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity
in the Stoney Creek Road and Byfield areas around March 2.
"Should anyone have any information relating to the clothing,
it is vital they come forward to us to help us determine its
importance or help us discount it from our investigation," he