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Inquest into Morcombe murder to reopen

AAP logoAAP 13/12/2016 Stuart Layt

An inquest into the disappearance and death of Sunshine Coast schoolboy Daniel Morcombe is set to resume, five and a half years after it was adjourned.

Brett Peter Cowan is serving a life sentence for abducting the 13-year-old from a local bus stop in 2003 before murdering him.

Cowan was caught after a complex and lengthy police investigation.

The inquest into Daniel's death was adjourned in April 2011 before Cowan was arrested four months later.

However, the Morcombe family called for the coroner to investigate some aspects of the police investigation, a wish which was officially granted four months ago.

Parents Bruce and Denise Morcombe have stressed they are happy with Cowan's arrest and conviction, and the actions of authorities overall.

However, they believe some details of the case need to be reviewed, including aspects of the police investigation.

"Now we have the answers, the resumption will focus on investigative methodology," the Morcombes said in a statement on Tuesday.

"What systems worked and what could have been done better.

"If we help one family's tragic case reach a conclusion and not have it destined to become a cold case, then the resumption has a purpose and is worth it."

The inquest will reopen in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning and is scheduled to run until Thursday.

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