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Morcombe trial to hear more DNA evidence

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The trial of Queensland schoolboy Daniel Morcombe’s accused killer is expected to hear more DNA evidence when it resumes on Thursday.

Brett Peter Cowan, 44, is on trial in the Supreme Court in Brisbane accused of indecently dealing with the Sunshine Coast 13-year-old, murdering him and interfering with his corpse.

A forensic scientist is expected to be questioned on Thursday morning about the DNA analysis on parts of human bones found in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in 2011.

Seventeen bones or partial bones and a pair of shoes were found in bushland at the Glass House Mountains in August and September of that year.

A State Emergency Service volunteer who took part in the search is also expected to be called as a witness.

Daniel disappeared in December 2003 while waiting for a bus at Woombye on the Sunshine Coast.