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Police to continue to look for clues into Jill Meagher murder

Emergency service vehicles have been slowly tracking roadsides in the outskirts of Melbourne as the search for evidence relating to the murder of the 29-year-old continues.

POLICE IN AUSTRALIA are continuing to search for evidence in the death of Drogheda woman Jill Meagher, who was murdered in Melbourne last weekend.

About five emergency service vehicles have been slowly tracking roadsides in the outskirts of Melbourne as part of the search for clues, the Melton Leader reports.

The vehicles, including police quad bikes, scoured Vineyard Road and travelled west to Gisbourne South, reports

Ms Meagher’s body was discovered in a shallow grave on Black Hill Road, 50km north-west of Melbourne, on 28 September – days after she vanished while walking home alone after a night out with colleagues.

Adrian Ernest Bayley, 41, has been charged with her rape and murder.

Several hate pages have sprung up on social media sites against the man alleged to be responsible for the 29-year-old’s tragic death, prompting police and Meagher’s husband to appeal to the public to refrain from commenting on the highly publicised case.

Any remarks made on social media sites had the potential to prejudice the trial.

Read: Jill Meagher case: Facebook refuses to remove possibly prejudicial comments

Read: Thousands march in memory of Jill Meagher

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