Divers hunt for answers
POLICE armed with machine guns patrolled Isabella Creek near Cooktown yesterday as divers scoured the waterway for evidence in the case of Donna Steele, whose body was found in the creek on Sunday.
Divers from Townsville and Brisbane searched the creek at Leggett’s Crossing, about 25km west of Cooktown.
Officers patrolled the creek on Tuesday night in a bid to spot crocs that may be present in the creek and have been talking to local landholders and residents.
Meanwhile the brother of the slain mum has made an impassioned plea for information about his sister’s death.
Jason says the family is “absolutely devastated” and her two sons – aged eight and 10 – miss her terribly.
“A lot of people knew Donna. She was a loved person around town, surely someone must know something,” he said.
Even a “tiny” bit of information could help in finding answers to who committed this “horrible act”, he said.
Ms Steele, 42, was last seen at the local IGA about midday last Wednesday. Detective Inspector Geoff Marsh said police believe she came home after her time in town, but did not know if that’s where she died.
Insp Marsh said she probably knew her killer.
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SERT officers with machine guns keep watch for crocodiles