Divers join creek search

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

PO­LICE snipers stood guard against a po­ten­tial croc­o­dile at­tack as divers yes­ter­day scoured an iso­lated creek where Cooktown mum Donna Steele’s body was found. The Spe­cial Emer­gency Re­sponse Team of­fi­cers stood with as­sault ri­fles at the ready to ward off crocs in Isabella Creek at Leggett’s Cross­ing, 25km west of Cooktown. Women’s cloth­ing in­clud­ing a red bra were pulled from the creek by the divers. The items, some ap­pear­ing to be new, will be ex­am­ined to see if they are re­lated to the mur­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, launched af­ter the dis­cov­ery of Ms Steele’s body on Sun­day. It came as po­lice probed Ms Steele’s friend­ships in the close- knit sea­side town, with de­tec­tives be­liev­ing she knew her killer. Her brother Jason made an emo­tional ap­peal for Cooktown res­i­dents to come for­ward with in­for­ma­tion.

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