A detective questions Melissa Englart, 36, after she arrived at her Cabarlah home alone on Tuesday.
A detective questions Melissa Englart, 36, after she arrived at her Cabarlah home alone on Tuesday. CHANNEL NINE NEWS

New details emerge in Englart case

WILSONTON father-of-four Scott Richard Englart was drugged and had his throat slit before his body was dumped in bushland.

More horrific details of the on-going investigation in Mr Englart’s killing emerged yesterday.

Mr Englart’s body was discovered in bushland at Ravensbourne on Tuesday afternoon after he was reported missing by his father on Monday night.

Mr Englart’s four children — Ethan, 7, Abigail, 6, Jesse, 4, and Nathaniel, 1 — were found abandoned in bushland near their father’s body.

Mr Englart, 33, was visiting his children and recently separated wife Melissa at her home in Goulds Rd, Cabarlah.

It is believed Mr Englart was drugged while at the Cabarlah residence and later had his throat slit on Monday.

His body was then dumped at Ravensbourne.

Police initially issued a Child Abduction Alert for the four children as there were grave concerns for their safety after Melissa Englart, 36, was seen leaving her Cabarlah home with the children at 8am on Tuesday.

Ms Englart arrived home alone about noon Tuesday. Police were waiting at the residence. The children and Mr Englart’s body were found about 30 minutes later.

Police charged Ms Englart late Tuesday night with the murder of Mr Englart.

The couple’s four children are being cared for by their grandparents Maureen and Richard Englart in Toowoomba.

Melissa Englart was a nurse at the Toowoomba Hospital.

Scott Englart had worked as a wardsman at the same hospital before later working at Baillie Henderson Hospital. It is not known if he was working before his death.

Ms Englart appeared in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on Wednesday where she was formally charged with Mr Englart’s murder. The case was adjourned until April 6.

Ms Englart is currently being held in custody at the Brisbane Women’s Prison.

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