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Tiahleigh Palmer's father is found 'unresponsive' in his jail cell while serving murder sentence

Tiahleigh Palmer’s foster father and killer has been found unresponsive in his jail cell. 

Rick Thorburn was sentenced to life behind bars for murdering the 12-year-old and dumping her body into a river on the Gold Coast in 2015. 

Thorburn was reportedly found unconscious in his cell at Wolston Prison, Brisbane, on Saturday. 

The convicted child killer was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition. 

‘Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that a prisoner was transported by QAS to the Princess Alexandra Hospital after being found unresponsive in their single occupancy cell at Wolston Correctional Centre at unlock yesterday morning,’ a QCS spokeswoman said.

‘The prisoner remains in hospital at this time.’

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Pictured: Rick Thorburn is escorted by officers from the Logan Central Police Station in September 2016

Pictured: Rick Thorburn is escorted by officers from the Logan Central Police Station in September 2016

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