Priscilla Brooten Wiki
Ms. Brooten, 46, was last seen in the north Brisbane suburb of Bracken Ridge in July last year, but wasn’t formally reported missing until December.
Priscilla Brooten Age
She was 46 years old.
— 7NEWS Brisbane (@7NewsBrisbane) June 9, 2019
Mark Wayden, 42, was arrested on Saturday after detectives received a tip-off from neighbors, according to 9 News.
Police said the man, who lived with Ms Brooten at the time she went missing, is in custody to help with inquiries and no charges have been laid at this time.
Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Hogan of Moreton District confirmed the case is now being treated as a homicide investigation.
Police Investigation Reports
The ex-partner of Priscilla Brooten has spent the night in police custody as detectives investigate her suspected murder following her disappearance in 2018.https://t.co/sgIL1EtLDK
— Nine News Queensland (@9NewsQueensland) June 9, 2019
Police investigators are seen digging up a Bracken Ridge home in connection with the disappearance of US citizen Priscilla Brooten
On Saturday night Ms Brooten’s daughter Caity Brooten, 23, demanded justice as the investigation continued.
‘I just hope whoever did this to her gets caught and gets the punishment they deserve,’ she told The Sunday Mail.
‘She was a very smart and nerdy person and loved to watch anime and loved to take samba class,’ she said.
Caity, from California, said her mother was a very beautiful person who had won beauty pageants and decided to move to Australia six years ago ‘because she did not want to get tied down’ in the US.
The Bracken Ridge home of US mother Priscilla Brooten is a hive of police activity again today. Excavators and cadaver dogs have returned as the grim search for her remains continues @harrytclarke pic.twitter.com/ryxj21Nvrp
— Harry Clarke (@harrytclarke) June 9, 2019
Ms Brooten and her partner were believed to have been in a de facto relationship for a year before she disappeared, police told the ABC.
Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Hogan has also revealed that the missing American woman was heavily involved in online gaming.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Mark Waden, 42, was arrested after detectives received a tip from neighbours
- Queensland Police confirmed Wayden is in custody and assisting with inquiries
- American Priscilla Brooten, 46, has not been seen since July last year
- Investigators dug up the front garden of the home she shared with her boyfriend