Wendy Sleeman missing: Gold Coast woman’s house on fire as cops search for Jamie ‘Slade’ Murdok

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Mystery as missing mum’s house is found on fire and filled with her blood as cops issue ‘high risk’ warning on blue Honda driven by her son: ‘DO NOT approach this man’

  • Police are looking for Wendy Sleeman, 61
  • Blood was found in his burning Gold Coast home
  • Police are looking for his son, Jamie ‘Slade’ Murdok

The desperate search for a missing mother continues after the cops rush to her home following a break-in call – only to find her hot and covered in bloodstains.

Gold Coast mother Wendy Sleeman, 61, called emergency services at her Ironbark St home in Elanora, south of the city, around 3pm on Tuesday about a suspected burglary.

Police arrived at the home around 3.30pm but found no trace of Ms Sleeman, only a burning doormat at the front of the house and copious amounts of blood.

Regional crime coordinator Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith said police had “serious concerns” for the mother, with the crime scene showing “clear signs of violence” at a press conference on Wednesday.

Police have issued a ‘high risk’ missing persons alert for Wendy Sleeman, 61 (above), after blood was found in her burning house in Elanora on Tuesday

Queensland Police are looking for a 30-year-old man (above), believed to be Ms Sleeman's son, but have warned the public not to approach him

Queensland Police are looking for a 30-year-old man (above), believed to be Ms Sleeman’s son, but have warned the public not to approach him

Forensic teams were seen collecting evidence at the home late at night.

Police issued a missing person alert for a “61-year-old woman” at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, asking for “urgent assistance” in locating a 30-year-old man who they say could help with investigations.

Superintendent Smith has confirmed that the man they are looking for is Ms Sleeman’s son, Jamie, who has legally changed his name to Slade Murdok.

It is understood that Ms Sleeman and her son have had a strained relationship for several years and the mother had reported that Murdok was hanged outside his workplace earlier on Tuesday.

Superintendent Smith said testimony from a man at Ms Sleeman’s home on Tuesday afternoon matches Murdok’s description.

He also confirmed that Murdok was known to police and had threatened officers before.

Forensic teams collected evidence at Ms Sleeman's home (above) late on Tuesday night after being called to the Ironbark St address around 3.30pm

Forensic teams collected evidence at Ms Sleeman’s home (above) late on Tuesday night after being called to the Ironbark St address around 3.30pm

He is believed to be driving a blue Honda Jazz with Queensland registration number 952AT4.

Mr Murdok is believed to be driving a blue Honda Jazz with Queensland registration 952AT4 (above)

Mr Murdok is believed to be driving a blue Honda Jazz with Queensland registration 952AT4 (above)

However, police have widened their search from the Elanora area with possible sightings of the car reported in Brisbane.

He is described as Caucasian, 180cm tall, with brown hair and a slim build.

Police have warned the public against approaching Murdok if he is seen.

Ms Sleeman is known in the local community for raising Labradors with police who determined someone in the ‘close-knit’ suburb had more information.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Ms Sleeman or Murdok is asked to contact the police.

More soon.