Vyleen White: Major development in manhunt after Redbank Plains grandmother was stabbed to death in front of her her granddaughter, 6, at the shops

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested following the stabbing death of a grandmother at a Queensland shopping centre.

Vyleen White (70) was stabbed to death on Saturday around 18:10 in the underground car park of Town Square Redbank Plains Shopping Centre, in the south-west of Brisbane.

Her blue 2009 Hyundai Getz was stolen and later recovered by police in Springfield Lakes where it was impounded for forensic examination.

The police recently released photos of four ‘persons of interest’ they wanted to speak to about Ms. White’s death.

Vyleen White (70) was stabbed to death on Saturday around 18:10 in the underground car park of Town Square Redbank Plains Shopping Centre, in the south-west of Brisbane.

Vyleen White (70) was stabbed to death on Saturday around 18:10 in the underground car park of Town Square Redbank Plains Shopping Centre, in the south-west of Brisbane.

Police have released CCTV of four men who they believe can help with their enquiries.  One was arrested

Police have released CCTV of four men who they believe can help with their enquiries. One was arrested

One of these boys, a 15-year-old from Ripley, turned himself in at Ipswich Police Station at around 9.30pm on Sunday.

He was charged with one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle in relation to the allegedly stolen car.

He is expected to appear in Ipswich Children’s Court on Monday.

The three others depicted in the recently published CCTV remain at large and investigations are ongoing.

The group is described as possibly a mixture of adult and young men who appear to be of African appearance.

Investigators are appealing for anyone who saw the group in the Redbank Plains and Springfield Lakes areas between 6pm and 7pm on Saturday to contact police.

Tributes have since flowed in for the 70-year-old retiree, who is remembered as kind-hearted with a commitment to helping others, particularly the homeless.

Ms White was remembered as kind-hearted and about to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary

Ms White was remembered as kind-hearted and about to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary

LEND WHITE TIMELINE:

Saturday night: Ms White and her six-year-old granddaughter go to the Town Square Redbank Plains Shopping Centre

18:10: Emergency services are called to the shopping center after Ms White is fatally stabbed

Ms White’s blue 2009 Hyundai Getz is stolen from the centre

sunday morning: The Hyundai Getz is found by police at Springfield Lakes and impounded for forensic examination

Sunday afternoon: Police release images of four persons of interest

Footage shows the group of four boys leaving the Hyundai Getz

Monday Morning: Boy (15) is arrested in connection with the investigation into Ms White’s death

He was charged with one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle in connection with the allegedly stolen car

He is expected to appear in Ipswich Children’s Court later on Monday

She was about to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary with her husband, who relied on her help to navigate the world after she went blind.

Detective Acting Superintendent Heath McQueen appealed for public help to identify the four people who ‘dumped the victim’s vehicle in the street at Springfield Lakes, abandoned that vehicle and walked away’.

“I can say, there is believed to be one person involved in the attack on this elderly lady who is operating alone,” he said.

“However, we can identify further offenders involved who are peripherally connected to this offender who committed the murder.”

Supt McQueen earlier described the scene as ‘very touching’ and admitted that while Ms. White’s six-year-old granddaughter was unharmed in the attack, which ‘will leave a scar on her’.

A candlelight vigil was held for Ms White on Sunday evening, with more than 100 people in attendance.

Her daughter Danice White revealed the grandmother had been grocery shopping at the center ahead of plans for a Bible study later Saturday night.

“We’re all pretty numb and shaking, we’ve got high blood pressure right now,” Danice said Courier mail.

“I’m having trouble controlling my thoughts right now.”

Danice remembers her father telling Ms White to go to another shopping center before she was attacked.

‘Dad said: ‘Why don’t you go to Redbank plaza?’. If she had only listened that day, it wouldn’t have been her,” she said.