SES and police forensics scour the search site.
SES and police forensics scour the search site. Contributed

Further delays for Daniel search

IT could be at least another day before the marshland where Daniel Morcombe is buried is dry enough for the search to resume for the rest of his remains.

Police hope new forensic evidence could also be found as they continue to scour bushland near the Glasshouse Mountains.

As the area dries out following miserable weather last week, Deputy Commissioner Ross Barnett said the focus yesterday was on several buildings near the primary search site.

He would not say what police were looking for in the buildings.

Last week the search was halted for several days as the region was drenched by rain.

Mr Barnett said SES volunteers and senior forensic police could be at the search site for many more weeks.

“We're hopeful that more remains and further forensic evidence will be found,” he said.

“We can't be sure of course but we are hopeful that it will.

“It will be at least several weeks – as long as it takes.

“We're not going to walk away from that search until we've exhausted absolutely every area of search that we can.”

Scientists will continue to conduct tests on the two Globe runners that were found at the Kings Rd site more than a week ago.

The matching shoes, which are believed to be the ones worn by Daniel when he disappeared, could still hold DNA evidence that could help police.

Mr Barnett said there was no time frame on how long it would take for forensic tests to be concluded on the shoes.

Evidence found at the search area could be vital for police to recreate what happened to Daniel.

Mr Barnett said the investigation was ongoing and called on anyone with any information “no matter how small” to call Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.

Search suspended again due to bad weather

The search for the remains of Daniel Morcombe remains suspended today following recent bad weather.

Searching will not resume today at the site in Beerwah where police and SES are looking for the remains.

Current weather conditions will continue to be monitored so the search can re-commence as soon as practical ensuring the safety of everyone involved.  This may not be for a number of days.

The scene will continue to be guarded by police.


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