Daniel Morcombe maybe found

They’ve found three human bones in the Queensland forest where they think Daniel Morcombe was buried. Also they found shoes, of the same brand Daniel was wearing when he disappeared. But it will take DNA tests to prove the remains are his, and those might take weeks.

I hope it’s him. I’d be very surprised if it wasn’t.

The Sydney Morning Herald
The Australian
The Herald Sun
The Brisbane Times

Suspect named in Daniel Morcombe case

Earlier I wrote how they arrested a suspect for the murder of Daniel Morcombe, an Australian 13-year-old who’s been missing since 2003. Well, they finally named him: Brett Peter Cowan.

The Daily initially believed Cowan could not be named because he was charged with indecent treatment of a child under 16.

But a closer look at the legislation reveals that particular charge does not apply under Queensland’s reporting restrictions for all “prescribed sexual offences.”

“In Queensland there are laws that prevent the identification of a person charged with a limited number of sexual offences until they have been committed to trial,” the Daily’s lawyer said.

“This man has not been charged with these particular offences and therefore the prohibition doesn’t apply and he can be named.”

Daniel Morcombe murder charge

A person known to the media only as Person of Interest Seven, or P7, has been charged with the kidnap, molestation and murder of thirteen-year-old Daniel Morcombe, who’s been missing from Australia since December 2003. Daniel’s case is very famous in his home country. He was an adorable boy, very photogenic. He disappeared while waiting for a bus to go Christmas shopping downtown. The suspect is a 41-year-old former truck driver.

Daniel’s parents have both said they’re happy a breakthrough was made, but very sad that it looks like their son is dead. They hope they can recover his body.

The Sydney Morning Herald
The Herald Sun
The West Australian
The Sunshine Coast Daily
The Daily Telegraph