Police have stepped up the search for missing Brisbane mother-of-three Allison Baden-Clay.

It has been eight days since she disappeared from the suburb of Brookfield.

Police are hoping a mannequin likeness of the 43-year-old will lead to a breakthrough.

Dwayne Monteiro reports.


It is the latest measure being used in the search for Allison Baden-Clay.

This morning police put this mannequin on Brookfield Rd outside the Baden-Clay family home, dressed in the clothes they think she was wearing when she disappeared.

Last night, a candle light vigil was held for the 43-year-old, with many parishioners staying all night to pray.

It shows that the Brookfield community remains shocked by Allison’s disappearance.

Rev. Beverley Bell, Anglican Parish of Brookfield: “Allison is a lovely lady, she’s a mum, she’s warm and loving.”

Margaret de Wit, Councillor of Pullenvale: “This has been incredibly hard on the whole community and not only the suburb of Brookfield, but Kenmore, Bellbowrie, the whole ward, it’s really cast a pall over everyone.”

The investigation is nearing the end of its eighth day, but the search for Allison remains as intense as the day it started.

More than 100 police officers and SES volunteers have now joined the search for the missing mother-of-three, including police divers who will investigate nearby dams and waterholes.

In further developments to the case, Allison’s husband Gerard Baden-Clay has hired a lawyer to give advice and communicate with police.

Anyone with information which may assist police investigations should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Dwayne Monteiro, QUT News.