HAPPIER TIMES: George Gerbic, and his partner (blurred out for legal reasons) who has been charged with his murder.
HAPPIER TIMES: George Gerbic, and his partner (blurred out for legal reasons) who has been charged with his murder. Contributed

Gerbic email 'evidence' not from police

POLICE investigators have declined to comment on claims emails were still being sent from the address of murdered Sunshine Coast man George Gerbic for the full 10 months before he was formally identified.

Detective Acting Superintendent Bruce McNab, who is involved in the investigations surrounding the death, said the claims did not come from police.

"That information was not released by the police," Det Act Supt McNab said.

"And as the matter is currently before the courts, I cannot comment further."

The email suggestions were published initially by New Limited, which suggested friends and relatives of Mr Gerbic had continued receiving emails from his email address, even after his death.

The partially burned torso of Mr Gerbic, of Tanawha, was found near Gympie last September.

The emails, which helped suggest Mr Gerbic was alive and well, could help explain why no one had reported him missing for the 10 months.

Lindy Yvonne Williams, 56, who lived with Mr Gerbic, has been charged with his murder and the dismemberment of his body.

A court hearing date is yet to be set.

Items were taken from the couple's Tanawha house last week after an extensive search of the property.

It took more than two days and involved SES volunteers and police divers.

Det Act Supt McNab said investigations were continuing.

"We are continuing forensic examination of items seized from house as we prepare the brief of evidence for the upcoming committal," he said.

Mr Gerbic was identified after a post mortem of his remains revealed the presence of a hypertension drug being taken by only about 1100 Queenslanders.

Detectives visited chemist shops from the Tweed Coast to Bundaberg and west to Roma to find people who had been prescribed the drug.


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