Divers join creek search
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.