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Mother And Her Partner Charged Over Young Girl's Alleged Murder And Torture

A Queensland couple is in police custody after being charged with the murder and torture of a young girl who had been missing for more than two years in the state's Western Downs Region.

Police have charged Tane Saul Desatge, 40, and Sinitta Tammy Dawita, 28, with the murder and torture of Kaydence Dawita Mills, and of interfering with a corpse.

10 News First understands the two charged were the girl's mother and defacto partner.

The accused couple. Image: Facebook

Police have been investigating the disappearance of toddler Kaydence since November 2018.

The Chinchilla girl was born in September 2014 but last seen in 2016.

Dawita is believed to have been the dead child's mother. Image: Facebook

As part of the investigation, police excavated the backyard of the home in December.

A new crime since was established on Monday at the Chinchilla Weir, as police searched the banks of the Condamine River.

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Two Charged With Allegedly Murdering And Torturing Young Girl Who Was 'Missing'

Two people have been charged with murder following the investigation of a missing girl in Queensland's Western Downs Region.

Chinchilla residents told 10 News First they were rattled by the death of the young girl.

"I've got a daughter who is the same age as she was when she died and I just think it's devastating," local resident Ashleigh Wicks said.

Desatge pictured with an unknown child. Image: Facebook

Desatge and Dawita did not appear in court on Monday, with their case due to return to Dalby Magistrates Court on June 30.

Contact Eden at egillespie@networkten.com.au