Police find submerged car belonging to missing Amy Schulkins


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Police today found the car belonging to missing Caboolture woman Amy Schulkins. Searchers discovered the submerged vehicle near the Spinnaker Sound Boat Ramp, Sandstone Point. Police confirmed there were human remains inside the submerged car.

A post-mortem will now take place before formal identification of the remains.

Amy Schulkins was last seen driving away from Caboolture on 30 December.

Earlier that night, Amy and wife Rebecca visited Amy’s parents at Fernvale for dinner. On their return home, they enjoyed a few drinks and Amy messaged a friend on Facebook Messenger. Amy left while Rebecca was taking a shower.

Extensive searches by family, friends and police since failed to find any trace of the missing woman.

Sonar radar

After previous land searches failed to turn up the vehicle, police recently began searching boat ramps in the Caboolture area.

Water police and dive squad officers using sonar radar detected the vehicle around 8:00 am this morning about 50 metres from the Spinnakers Boat Ramp.

After removing the car from the water, police took it to Burpengary police station for forensic examination.

Amy’s mother, Lee Schulkins, told the ABC  that the family recently bought a boat to start searching the boat ramps. She said she was pleased the police found the car and not Amy’s father Allen.

Amy’s parents conducted an extensive land search over thousands of kilometres since her disappearance.

They also searched the Caboolture River with sonar.

Despite her shock at the discovery of her wife’s car, Rebecca Schulkins thanked the community for their ongoing love and support in helping search for Amy.

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1 Comment

  1. Ryan McConkey
    21 August 2021
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    Very sad. I hope the family has some healing, sometime in the future.

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