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Police suspend search for missing Queensland woman at landfill site



The search for a missing Queensland woman believed to have been dumped in a wheelie bin has been suspended.

Queensland Police have spent more than three weeks sifting through nearly 1000 tonnes of waste material at the Swanbank landfill site for missing woman Lesley Trotter.

The retired teacher was reported missing on March 28 and foul play has not been ruled out.

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The 48-year-old was known to sort through her neighbour's rubbish, according to police who said they have "strong evidence" her body was collected by a rubbish truck outside her Toowong home in March.

Police say the bin they believe she was dumped in was taken to the Swanbank landfill site.

But after weeks of searching through rubbish for her body, police have been unable to find her.

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Police are searching a rubbish tip for the remains of retired teacher Lesley Trotter, from Brisbane.

Detective Superintendent Andrew Massingham said detectives remain committed to solving her disappearance.

Trotter's family has been notified of the decision to stop the search of the landfill site.

Police are asking for anyone with information or relevant footage of Maryvale Street in Toowong between 5am and 7am on March 28 to come forward.

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