Man arrested over the alleged murder of Sharon Edwards – Strike Force Burrow

Sharon Edwards went missing from Grafton more than two years ago.

Sharon Edwards went missing from Grafton more than two years ago.

Detectives investigating the 2015 disappearance and suspected murder of Grafton teacher, Sharon Edwards, have arrested a man in Queensland.

Sharon Edwards – a 55-year-old mother, grandmother and dedicated teacher at a local school – was reported missing on Tuesday 17 March 2015.

Mrs Edwards was last seen about 10.30pm on Saturday 14 March 2015, when she arrived at her home on Riverdale Court, Grafton, following dinner at a local pub with friends.

Mrs Edwards was due to teach classes the following Monday (16 March 2015), but failed to attend.

Strike Force Burrow was established by the Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command to investigate her disappearance.

Arrested: A 61-year-old man at a home at Redcliffe, Queensland. Image credit: NSW Police Force.

Arrested: A 61-year-old man at a home at Redcliffe, Queensland. Image credit: NSW Police Force.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives, assisted by the Queensland Police Service’s Homicide Squad, arrested a 61-year-old man at a home at Redcliffe, Queensland, just after 1pm today (Tuesday 16 June 2017).

He has been taken to Brisbane Police Watch House for processing of an arrest warrant for murder.

Strike Force Burrow investigators will apply for his extradition to NSW when he appears at court.

Following the arrest, a crime scene warrant was executed at a home at Lawrence, north of Grafton.

Further information will be available when it comes to hand.

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