Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Call to Rename Kiel Mtn Overpass

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Call to Rename Kiel Mtn Overpass

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Byline: Natasha Christian

KIEL Mountain Rd overpass could be renamed and repainted to honour Daniel Morcombe, if a passionate group of residents get its way.

Maroochy River resident Chris Sharkey suggested renaming the overpass Daniel Morcombe Bridge and repainting it red to remind those driving beneath it of the tragic Morcombe story.

Since the idea surfaced on Sunday, hundreds of residents supported the idea, however Bruce and Denise Morcombe are yet to share their view on it.

Mr Sharkey, who worked on the landscaping of the existing Daniel Morcombe memorial, launched a petition calling on Campbell Newman to make it official.

Daniel was abducted while waiting for a bus under Kiel Mountain Rd overpass at Woombye on December 7, 2003. He planned to catch a bus to Sunshine Plaza to buy Christmas presents for his family but failed to return.

His abduction and death was one of the most investigated crimes in Queensland's history and prompted increased national awareness on stranger danger after a tireless campaign by his parents. …

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