Naming of remains to take weeks

THE identities of two sets of human remains found at Murphys Creek and Lowood have not been determined yet and police sources say it could be weeks before they are known.

A Murphys Creek resident found a body of a child by accident on Saturday afternoon when he wandered along a creek bed, an area that had been searched twice by police, army and SES teams.

The body was discovered about 11km downstream from where missing six-year-old Katie Schefe was washed away during flash flooding on January 10.

Her father's body has already been recovered but her mother, who survived the terrifying inland tsunami, remains hopeful they will find her daughter alive.

Police confirmed the body found was that of a child, suspended about one metre off the ground in a tree but could not confirm if Katie Schefe was the victim.

On Sunday afternoon police located human remains near a creek bed in Lowood during a search of surrounding creek and river catchments.

It is unknown if the remains belong to a male or female or what age the person was.



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