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Daniel search finds matching shoe

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THE search for missing Coast teenager Daniel Morcombe took another dramatic turn yesterday with a second shoe found at the search site near Beerwah.

Police last night confirmed the shoe had been found at about 10am in the primary search site off Kings Road.

It is the same area where a first shoe was found on Wednesday.

Both shoes will now be subjected to a range of scientific tests at the John Tonge Centre but police have warned that process could take some weeks.

Daniel was wearing a new pair of Globe shoes when he disappeared from beside the Nambour Connection Road on December 7, 2003.

While police have refused to reveal any details about the shoe found last week, they did concede that preliminary indications were the shoe found yesterday formed a matching pair with it.

They also cautioned that the find may be totally unrelated to the current investigation.

Bruce and Denise Morcombe, who left the Coast for Tasmania on Friday, have been advised of the discovery.

They could not be contacted for comment last night.

More than 120 police and SES volunteers yesterday continued their search of the site which has been the focus of their investigation since the arrest of 41-year-old Brett Peter Cowan last Saturday.

He has been charged with murder, deprivation of liberty, child stealing, indecent treatment of a child under 16 and interfering with a corpse.

He appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court last Monday and was remanded in custody to face court again on September 26.

The search for Daniel’s remains is focused on a small piece of land alongside Coochin Ck, where SES crews are on their hands and knees combing through every grain of dirt and police are up to their waists in thick mud in their search for clues.

Not only is the area rugged and boggy, police say flooding has changed the landscape significantly since 2003.

 

IN THEIR WORDS: Bruce and Denise Morcombe speak exclusively to the Sunshine Coast Daily one week since a man was charged over the death of their lost child Daniel.

Topics:  daniel morcombe, search, ses, shoe




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