Headless torso murder case back before Coast court

George Gerbic murder accused Lindy Yvonne Williams has had her matter adjourned until June 15.
George Gerbic murder accused Lindy Yvonne Williams has had her matter adjourned until June 15. Contributed

THE woman accused of murdering and dismembering a popular Coast businessman has had her matters adjourned for a further three months in Maroochydore Magistrates Court this morning.

Lindy Yvonne Williams did not appear this morning, with Legal Aid lawyer Michael Robinson briefly appearing in what was expected to become a mental health court matter.

Ms Williams is accused of murdering her then-fiance, 66-year-old George Gerbic, before allegedly butchering his body and burning the remains, which were found charred on the side of the road at Cedar Pocket Rd, Gympie, in September, 2013.

The headless torso case, as it soon became known, tested police, with identification of the body a challenge for officers.

Extensive searching of Mr Gerbic's Tanawha property was carried out, as police searched for remains, with Ms Williams charged with murder following a 10-month investigation.

Magistrate John Hodgins adjourned the matters for a further three months this morning, as police prosecutor Sergeant Tania Fitzgerald alluded to a sizeable brief of evidence being put together.

"It's quite a large brief of evidence," she said.

Ms Williams' matters were adjourned to June 15.

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