Anti-ISIS fighter charged with Samuel Thompson's murder

Police and SES searching at the Remondis landfill site at Swanbank.
Police and SES searching at the Remondis landfill site at Swanbank. Tim Marsden

A FORMER self-proclaimed anti-Islamic State fighter has become the second man to be charged with the murder of Brisbane man Samuel Thompson.

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Ashley Dyball, 25, of Albany Creek, was on Friday night charged with Mr Thompson's murder and with interfering with a corpse. He was due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Saturday.

Earlier yesterday, Roberto Vincenzo Boscaino, 23, of Bald Hills, appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court also charged with the murder of Mr Thompson and interference with a corpse. His legal team requested an adjournment and the case will return to court on May 8.

Mr Thompson, 22, of Albion, was last seen on March 7 driving his distinctive burnt-orange 2016 Ford Mustang. His body has not yet been located.

Detectives earlier this week searched a landfill at Swanbank north of Brisbane, and a crime scene was established at Bald Hills when Boscaino was arrested.

Dyball had been investigated by federal police for allegedly breaching Australia's foreign fighter laws, after he joined Kurdish militia the YPG to fight in northern Syria.

He returned to Australia in late 2015 and had since challenged authorities to charge him or leave him alone.

Police and SES searching at the Remondis landfill site at Swanbank. Picture: Tim Marsden

The search for Mr Thompson has been the largest active police investigation in Brisbane.

The parents of the former state representative ice hockey player appeared in front of the media last week and pleaded for their beloved son to make contact.

His family described Mr Thompson as "generous, thoughtful and loyal".

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