THE mother of Daniel Morcombe says she is hoping Daniel's remains can be released to the family so he can be buried before Christmas.
Denise Morcombe told the Daily today the agony of not being able to farewell Daniel had dragged on long enough and she was hopeful that a proper service could be held sooner rather than later.
Bruce and Denise are expected to seek a meeting with the Director of Public Prosecutions to plead for the release of Daniel's remains.
Daniel's remains are considered part of the official evidence against Perth man Brett Peter Cowan, 42, who has been charged with Daniel's abduction and murder.
Bruce Morcombe has previously told media that he would like to have Daniel farewelled on December 7, the day he disappeared.
The Morcombes are hoping that if defence lawyers need to verify the DNA testing confirming the remains as Daniel's, they do it before any trial is underway.
But they have made it clear they don't want to jeopardise the case against Daniel's accused in any way or have to fight a later argument about whether the police testing was done properly.
Police on Friday announced they planned to call off the search for remains this weeks, two months after SES volunteers and forensic police an exhaustive search of swampy bushland in the hinterland.
On Friday, the Morcombes said they were disappointed that more of Daniel's remains had not been recovered.
A number of small bones as well as shoes belonging to Daniel have been found.