Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Morcombe Investigators to Reveal More Key Names

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Morcombe Investigators to Reveal More Key Names

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THE people most likely to hold vital clues in Daniel Morcombe's disappearance will be unveiled during the continuation of an inquest in Maroochydore this week.

After hearing eye witness accounts from many of the 54 people who saw the 13-year-old before he disappeared on December 7, 2003, the inquest is now delving into the, at times gruesome, details of 35 persons of interest police investigated.

From today until Thursday, the coroner's court will hear from officers with the most intimate knowledge of the remaining persons of interest, who police could never elevate to a suspect, and the officers who first responded to the missing persons report.

Coroner's assistant Peter Johns, Morcombe family lawyer Peter Boyce and Michael Nicolson, acting for police, will then make submissions on which persons of interest a as well as relevant family, friends, associates, eye witnesses or informants connected to those people a should be called to give evidence.

"The overarching test is whether there is a forensic purpose in calling that person by way of assisting your honour to make your findings," Mr Johns has told the court. …

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