Shattered mother of Tiahleigh Palmer says her pain is still raw four years after the schoolgirl was killed by her stepfather because his son sexually abused her
- Tiahleigh Palmer was murdered in 2015 by her foster father Rick Thorburn
- He killed her after his son Trent confessed that he sexually abused the 12-year-old
- Her mother Cindy said she misses her daughter's presence every day
Schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer's mother says her grief is still raw four years after being killed by her foster father.
Rick Thorburn killed the 12-year-old on October 29, 2015, just a few hours after his son Trent, who was then 18, announced he was having sex with her and told his parents he was afraid she was pregnant.
Family members pretended that Tiahleigh had run away – until her body was found six days later on the banks of the Pimpama River, Queensland.
The mother (photo left) of the murdered schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer (photo right) said she still misses the presence of her daughter four years after she was murdered by her foster father
Rick Thorburn killed the 12-year-old between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on October 29, just a few hours after his son Trent (pictured) had known at the time that he had had sex with her and told his parents that he was afraid she was pregnant used to be
On the fourth anniversary of her daughter's death, Cindy Palmer, who also visits Cyndi Uluave, said she misses her daughter every day.
& # 39; We not only miss enjoying all the important milestones in your life – such as Christmas and birthdays – but we also miss the daily parts of life that we can no longer spend with you, & # 39; she told the Courier Mail.
& # 39; Your brothers and sisters miss you terribly and have difficulty understanding and dealing with why you are no longer here and why you cannot share in their lives. & # 39;
She said her daughter would be proud of how well her older brother is doing – and enjoy life as a 16-year-old.
& # 39; Unfortunately we have to go through these things without you and it never gets easier. We miss your angelic face and contagious smile, and still four years later, we can't figure out how those bad people took your life, & she said.
Thorburn was sentenced to life behind bars for the murder of his foster daughter.
Rick Thorburn (photo) was imprisoned for life after killing his foster daughter and pretending to have run away
His son Trent was sentenced to four years in prison in September 2017 for incest, perjury and attempt to distort the trial.
It was released in January 2018.
Thorburn & # 39; s wife and other son were convicted of perjury and tried to distort justice.
Six months after Tiahleigh's death, the police still had no strong clues in the investigation – until a tip-call was made to Crime Stoppers, in which a Facebook message was sent that was sent about Trent telling him how he had Tiahleigh sexually abused and feared she was pregnant.
Six months after Tiahleigh's death, police still had no strong evidence in the investigation – until a tip-call was made to Crime Stoppers
Mrs. Palmer said she was confronted with allegations that she was the reason for her daughter after the 12-year-old was killed by her foster father, Rick Thorburn
Thorburn's house was eavesdropped by the police and their callous talks about covering up sexual abuse were recorded.
In conversation with the police, Josh Thorburn said his father told him that Tiahleigh was dead.
Mrs. Palmer placed Tiahleigh in foster care because she did not want her children alone.
Mrs. Palmer said she was faced with allegations that she was the reason for her daughter after the 12-year-old was killed by her foster father, Rick Thorburn.
& # 39; I suffered a very serious domestic violence situation & # 39 ;, Palmer said earlier 60 minutes.
& # 39; So I actually went to the ward because I realized that one day I would just die and (she) would be left there alone.
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