Australian grandmother charged with murder of her son

Brisbane’s grandma was charged with the murder of her autistic son, who died almost half a century ago.

Maureen Anne Enright was arrested after the police obtained fresh information in August about the disappearance of Peter John Enright.

Peter was born on June 17, 1965, and is one of the eleven children of Maureen and Michael Enright.

He was never reported missing, but the investigators suspect that he vanished between 1968 and 69, making him three to four years of age at the time.

A crime scene was set up in the home of Inala, where the family moved to in 1966.

Homicide Detective Inspector Damien Hansen said that forensic officers and bone experts use radar penetrating the house.

“We are searching for remains,” he said.

“We are optimistic at this stage but that will be dependent on a lot of environmental factors”.

The Child Trauma Unit and the Inala Child Protection Unit are assisting in the investigation.

The police appeal to anyone who lived on Polaris Street in Inala in the 1960s or 1970s who knew the family or Peter to come forward.

This morning, the 76-year-old grandmother appeared briefly before the Richlands Magistrates Court.

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