SES volunteers search bushland on the north side of the Fitzroy River near the Ski Gardens for items or evidence relating to the missing pair, Robert Martinez and Chantal Barnett. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
SES volunteers search bushland on the north side of the Fitzroy River near the Ski Gardens for items or evidence relating to the missing pair, Robert Martinez and Chantal Barnett. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

Items uncovered in relation to double homicide investigation

Update 1.45pm: POLICE and SES have uncovered several items of interest in relation to the double homicide investigation of Robert Martinez and Chantel Barnett in their search this morning.

The items were found during a search around Lancombe St in Kawana.

The nature of the items could not be disclosed at this stage, but police have sent them away for forensic testing to determine if they hold any value.

The testing could take anywhere from two to six weeks.

Update 10am: THE double murder investigation of Chantal Barnett and Robert Martinez has taken another turn, with a tip-off from a community member leading to a search of the Ski Gardens.

Police and SES volunteers are concentrating the search on a small area around Larcombe Street, Kawana, on the north side of the river near the boat ramp.

Detective Sergeant Scott Ingram, with the Rockhampton CIB, said they believe the search may provide evidence in the search for the missing pair.

"We are confident we are moving in the right direction," he said.

"It's a slow investigation, but it is very thorough."

9am: NEW developments in the search for missing Rockhampton couple Chantel Barnett and Robert Martinez have led to a search of the Ski Gardens this morning.

SES crews are searching the north side of the river near the boat ramp.

More details will follow after 9.15am.


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