Still no answers
IT’S been eight years since former Warwick police officer Mick Isles disappeared into North Queensland bushland without a trace and his family are still desperately searching for answers.
Yesterday, the senior sergeant’s wife Fiona Isles attended National Police Remembrance Day in Townsville for the first time.
Mrs Isles said she and son Steven Isles had been following possibilities for years, hoping to “find something, anything”.
“It’s one thing to have a person die of whatever cause and have closure. It’s another thing never knowing,” she said.
“Every time you hear on the radio human remains have been found ... you hold your breath wondering because I want something to be found.
“I know it’s not going to be good, after all this time it can’t be but I want something to be found so we can at least lay him to rest with the dignity he deserves.”
The officer in charge of the Ayr police station at the time, Snr Sgt Isles left home on September 23, 2009, apparently to drive to a training course in Townsville but never arrived.