Dad makes grisly find at missing son's old property

MISSING: Darrell Simon, of Plainlands. Photo Contributed
MISSING: Darrell Simon, of Plainlands. Photo Contributed Contributed

BREAKING: Police are forensically testing a human bone found on the same property as other skeletal remains which could be that of a missing Plainland man.

Laurie Simon found a single human bone at an Upper Lockyer property at the weekend - the same block of land where he believes the remains of his son, Darrell Simon, were found last month.

Mr Simon is believed to have been visiting the site with permission of landholders at the weekend when he made the discovery and contacted Gatton detectives.

Darling Downs District Inspector Dave Isherwood said one human bone was found in turned-up terrain at the Laidley Creek West property at the weekend.

Scenes of Crime officers scoured the site and recovered the bone which has been sent to Brisbane for forensic testing.

Laurie Simon talking about human remains found on a property at Laidley near where his son Darrell Simon went missing from in 2014.
Laurie Simon talking about human remains found on a property at Laidley near where his son Darrell Simon went missing from in 2014. Inga Williams

Det. Insp. Isherwood said the bone had been found in the same area as other skeletal remains on the property which had once been owned by Darrell.

Now used as grazing land, Det. Insp. Isherwood said site had been difficult to investigate with cattle remains also on the property.

Det. Insp. Isherwood said forensic and DNA testing was continuing on the skeletal remains found on the Upper Lockyer property last month and warned it could be "some time" before any results are known.

He said testing had been complicated due to the condition of the bones but were confident of making a definitive identification through DNA samples taken by police soon after Darrell's disappearance.

He said police continued to investigate if there was any link between the human remains and Darrell Simon's missing persons case.
 


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