Rockhampton Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Moon giving press conference on missing Rockhampton duo, Robert Martinez and Chantal Barnett, case. The case is now being treated as a double homicide.
Rockhampton Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Moon giving press conference on missing Rockhampton duo, Robert Martinez and Chantal Barnett, case. The case is now being treated as a double homicide. Kerri-Anne Mesner

Missing Rocky duo case now a double murder case - police

12.30pm: POLICE are now treating the case of missing Rockhampton duo Robert Martinez and Chantal Barnett as a double murder case.

The pair have been missing since late February/early March.

Police have so far located Robert's wallet, car and some jewellery.

Bank accounts belonging to the pair have not been touched.

Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Moon, Officer in Charge of the Rockhampton Criminal Investigation Branch said police are urging members of the public with information relating to this case to come forward.

"As we take this investigation through to a new phase, we will continue to work closely with the Homicide Investigation Group," he said.

"So far, we have received a lot of assistance from the public and we would like to renew our appeal for anybody who may know something about the deaths of Robert Martinez and Chantal Barnett to contact Crime Stoppers."

Robert, 26 and Chantal, 27 were last seen in the Rockhampton/Yeppoon areas.

Concerns were raised after the pair failed to make contact with family or friends.

"We again reiterate that regardless of how trivial you think the information you have might be, please come forward and let us know," Detective Senior Sergeant Moon said.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

11.40am: The Rockhampton Police are expected to give a press conference shortly with an update on the case of missing Rockhampton duo Robert Martinez and Chantal Barnett.

We will Live Video stream this conference here on The Bulletin. A Facebook post and tweet will be sent out once we are Live Video streaming.

7.20am: THE search for a missing Rockhampton pair has gone nationwide.

Robert Martinez and Chantal Barnett last night were featured on the Channel Ten series Wanted, a program about unsolved crimes and missing persons cases throughout Australia.

Since the pair went missing earlier this year, there hasn't been any contact with family, friends or police from them.

Their bank accounts haven't been touched either.

 

SES officers and police have conducted a number of searches throughout the Rockhampton region, including Gavial Creek, Pink Lily Lagoon, Mt Archer and Mt Morgan, in a frantic bid to find the pair.

If you have any information as to where the pair can be found, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Otherwise call Police Link on 131 444.



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