COLD CASE: Man extradited in murder investigation
UPDATE 1.24PM: POLICE have arrested a New South Wales man as part of a cold case investigation into the disappearance of Airlie Beach man Jay Brogden.
But police cannot confirm whether the man, extradited from NSW yesterday, is a suspect in the ongoing investigation for the 21-year-old's suspected murder.
Nor can they reveal whether there are any suspects at all.
Mr Brogden was last seen in Cannonvale on April 21, 2007.
A coroner's report in 2015 ruled he had most likely met with foul play.
His body has never been found but information received this year led homicide detectives to believe he was murdered.
A Sydney man has been extradited to Brisbane for breaching parole over a separate stabbing incident in Airlie Beach in 2009.
This incident has never been linked to the Brogden case until a police statement yesterday.
Asked about the man's link to the case, a Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said information relating to ongoing investigations could not be released. She acknowledged the link between Jay Brogden's 2007 murder and a parole breach on an Airlie Beach stabbing two years later raised many unanswered questions.
Police re-opened their investigation into Mr Brogden's death earlier this month as a result of new leads.
They said new witnesses had come forward with fresh information about the case.
Eight Queensland Police homicide detectives arrived in Airlie Beach recently in an effort to solve the case.
An inquest into Mr Brogden's disappearance found he had received threats in the months prior, relating to they way he treated his former partner.
In a phone call to his mother in February, 2007, Mr Brogden said he thought someone was going to kill him.
INITIAL: A SYDNEY man was extradited this morning as part of the investigation into the murder of Jay Brogden in 2007
The 33-year-old arrived in Brisbane today, extradited for a breach of parole following a stabbing incident in Airlie Beach in 2009.
Earlier this month, police relaunched the cold-case investigation into Mr Brogden's murder. A billboard on the highway at Cannonvale was erected, urging passers by to consider if they had any information.
Mr Brogden was last seen in Cannonvale on April 21, 2007. A Coroner's report ruled he had most likely been met with foul play.
Homicide detectives and Whitsunday investigators said further information was generated as a result of the billboard.
"We continue to make inquiries with people who have provided us information we believe is crucial to the investigation. These inquiries have led us to Whitsundays, Townsville, Mackay, Gympie and Brisbane," a police spokesperson said.
"Although we are pleased with the information we have received, we still know there are people out there with knowledge of what happened to Jay Brogden and we urge them to talk to us now.
"The indemnity in place will only apply to those who come forward before we make an arrest for murder," Detective Inspector Hansen of the Homicide Group said.
Investigations remain ongoing.