Brisbane Times Marissa Calligeros 17 April 2014
Detectives are relying on medical science to identify a man whose burnt, dismembered torso was found on the side of a rural Queensland last year. Police are yet to determine whether a skull found last week in a pine tree plantation near Tin Can Bay, about 30 kilometres north of Cedar Pocket, belongs to the same victim.
Any DNA retrieved from the skull, which is being forensically examined at Brisbane’s John Tonge Centre, will be compared with DNA samples taken from the torso.
News.com.au Kate McKenna April 11, 2014
HUMAN remains have been found in a pine tree plantation near the seaside town of Tin Can Bay.
Police said they are treating the discovery as a “new investigation,” but inquiries are being made to establish or rule out links to known homicide or missing persons cases.
According to initial information, the remains were discovered by forestry workers on a clearing operation off Cooloola Coast Rd about 8am yesterday.
A land search and forensic examination of the scene is continuing, police said.
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National Geographic April 2014
ABC News 14 March 2014
Brett Peter Cowan has been sentenced to life in jail with a minimum non-parole period of 20 years for the murder of Sunshine Coast teenager Daniel Morcombe.
Cowan was yesterday found guilty of murder, indecent treatment of a child and interfering with a corpse.
News.com.au Brooke Baskin February 13, 2014
DAY four of the trial of Brett Peter Cowan, also known as Shaddo N-unyah Hunter, for the murder of Daniel Morcombe. Follow our rolling coverage.
11.15am: Sgt Donna MacGregor, attached to the Brisbane police scientific unit, said some of the bone pieces were very fragile, especially a rib fragment that she found at the search site off Kings Rd.
News.com.au February 12, 2014 6:03PM
BRISBANE TIMES February 12, 2014 – 10:25AM
The Courier Mail December 06, 2013
DANIEL Morcombe, 13, went missing while waiting for a bus in 2003. It was almost eight years before his remains were found. Next year, a man will face trial charged with his murder.
In that time his name would become synonymous with the community’s efforts to protect children from harm. This is how his story unfolded.