Detective senior sergeant Tony Andersen addressed the media outside Gladstone Police Station after the discovery of the body of a teen in the back of a vehicle in Burua.
Detective senior sergeant Tony Andersen addressed the media outside Gladstone Police Station after the discovery of the body of a teen in the back of a vehicle in Burua. Matt Taylor

UPDATE: Appeal for information after teen's 'unusual' death

UPDATE 7pm: 

7 NEWS Central Queensland has reported the body that was found in a car near the Bruce Hwy was that of David Pham. 

In an interview with the 18-year-old's mum, she said they moved to Rockhampton 13 years ago and David played football for the Nerimbera Magpies. 

Queensland Police would not confirm the teenager's name. 

Earlier 1pm: 

POLICE are seeking dashcam footage from residents who drove along the Bruce Highway between Gladstone and Rockhampton yesterday or Tuesday after a teenager was found dead in Burua.

The injuries and cause of death of the Koongal 18-year-old, who was found in a white Subaru SUV around 3.30pm yesterday, are under investigation.

Speaking to media earlier this afternoon, Detective Senior Sergeant Tony Andersen said a member of the public alerted police to the car.

"She saw the vehicle parked there it was in an unusual position," he said.

"Police attended a short time later and located the deceased person.

"It only appears to have been there for that day."

Police are appealing to the public for any information regarding a car travelling down the Bruce Highway after the body of an 18-year-old Koongal man was found in the back of a vehicle.
Police are appealing to the public for any information regarding a car travelling down the Bruce Highway after the body of an 18-year-old Koongal man was found in the back of a vehicle. Matt Taylor

The boy was found in the rear seat of the vehicle which appeared to be undamaged.

The owner of the vehicle is currently unknown, and the boy was not known to police.

"We have been in touch with his family they're obviously very heartbroken and we're offering support to them," Snr Sgt Andersen said.

"It's unusual. But unfortunately, it's our role as police to determine the cause of people's deaths and conduct those investigations."

Police are appealing to the public for any information regarding a car travelling down the Bruce Highwa after the body of an 18-year-old Koongal man was found in the back of a vehicle.
Police are appealing to the public for any information regarding a car travelling down the Bruce Highwa after the body of an 18-year-old Koongal man was found in the back of a vehicle. Matt Taylor

He said the vehicle, found at at Brendonna Rd, could be seen from the Bruce highway.

"The smallest of information no matter how small can assist us and just to give the family some sort of closure as well," Snr Sgt Andersen said.



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