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Arrest in Michelle Buckingham death

A 52-year-old man has appeared in court charged with murdering Michelle Buckingham 30 years ago and will be extradited to Victoria this afternoon.

March 12, 2014 7:46am

Michelle Buckingham.

UPDATE, 11.32am: The Queensland man charged with murdering Michelle Buckingham more than 30 years ago appeared in court this morning.

Steven James Bradley, 52, appeared in Brisbane Magistrates' Court charged with one count of murder.

Magistrate Chris Callaghan ordered he be extradited to Victoria to appear in Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

For more, see tomorrow's Shepparton News.



UPDATE: 8.41am: A 52-year-old Springhill man has been charged with one count of murder.

He will appear before the Brisbane Magistrates' Court this morning, where Victoria Police will seek his extradition.

More to come.


7.46am: A man is currently being interviewed in Brisbane over the death of Michelle Buckingham and is expected to be charged this morning.

Police said Homicide Squad detectives made the arrest this morning after the case reopened in 2012.

Michelle, 16, disappeared on October 21, 1983. Her body was found in long grass in Violet Town-Boundary Rd, Kialla East, the following month. She had been stabbed 19 times.

More to come.

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