Police launch new probe
POLICE have launched a new investigation into a Melbourne woman’s disappearance in far north Queensland.
Kathleen Mary O’Shea, 44, disappeared one year ago yesterday after arriving in Atherton with her 11-year-old daughter to attend the birth of her first grandchild.
But Ms O’Shea was not present at her grandchild’s birth in January. She was last seen alive by her son on December 29 when he dropped her off at an Atherton hotel.
Her disappearance was reported to police on January 13 and she failed to catch a prebooked flight home to Melbourne on January 17.
Inspector John Harris from the Cairns police said yesterday that the fresh investigation would involve ‘a new team of detectives who weren’t on the original investigation’.
‘‘They’ll review the entire file then they’ll commence reinterviewing a number of people that have already been interviewed and no doubt (make) further lines of inquiry.’’