Murder mystery

DETECTIVES are searching for answers after a young mother’s body was pulled from a Goondiwindi river.

The body of 24-year-old Alexis Jeffery was found just before 11am on Sunday in the Macintyre River near Elizabeth Dr in the town.

Mystery still surrounds how the young mother-of-three was killed – two days on from the discovery – but investigators have confirmed her death is being treated as suspicious. The discovery has sparked a huge police investigation and has shocked locals, family and friends of the 24-year-old.

“So sad my dear friend is flying with the angels now,” Kylie Schultz said online.

“RIP, a young lady’s life taken away too soon ... condolences to her family and children at this sad time,” Hannah Barlow posted on Facebook.

Christine Cubby said it “very sad”, while Rayola Binge said she was sending “love to her family.”

Forensic officers were seen combing the area for clues as news trickled through, rocking the farming town.

Ms Jeffery worked at the local Railway Hotel but a manager was tightlipped yesterday, saying the hotel would not be commenting.

Ms Jeffery was seen just hours before her death in the Goondiwindi CBD.

Investigators said Ms Jeffery was last sighted about 3.30am and they were now seeking anyone with information on her movements between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Last night, Queensland police dismissed social media reports that a man had been arrested over the death and said inquiries were continuing. It’s expected investigators will release further details of the case today. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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