QLD Police Dig Land In Hopes Of Recovering Remains Of Riggs
Land set aside for a cemetery in outer Brisbane is being combed by police a week after Edmund Riggs finally told them where to look for the last of his wife's remains.
Riggs has been convicted but is yet to be sentenced for killing his wife Patricia at their Redcliffe home in 2001.
Police on Tuesday were digging up a reserve set aside for a cemetery off Morayfield Road in Burpengary for her remains.
Some of her bones were found in 2016 but not all have been unearthed.
Patricia's family want to bury her themselves.
"Give us the rest of her remains so we can bury her with dignity," her brother Mark Knowles said after Riggs was acquitted of murder last month.
A Brisbane Supreme Court jury instead found the 60-year-old guilty of manslaughter.
The court heard he fatally pushed his wife and the buried her on the outskirts of Caboolture in the dead of night, telling friends and family she had simply run off.
He later reburied her at the family home, where a new property owner found remains in 2016.
Riggs will be sentenced on March 18.