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BREAKING | Daniel Morcombe Killed Within One Hour Of Abduction

UPDATE | The Queensland Coroner has revealed that abducted Sunshine Coast teenager, Daniel Morcombe, was murdered within one hour of being taken.  

Daniel was 13 when he was abducted from a bus stop on the Nambour Connection Road at Woombye in 2003.  

Nine News reports that Coroner Terry Ryan has told the Court, Queensland Police cannot be accused of contributing to Daniel's death in any way.  He went on to say that the only person who can be held responsible is Brett Peter Cowan.  

The Coroner also found that, in hindsight, Police should not have treated Daniel's disappearance in the lead-up to Christmas, as a child running away from home.

He also labelled the fact that Police didn't immediately contact Sunbus a 'missed opprtunity'.

Coroner Ryan also agreed with the Morcombes that more could have been done to focus on Cowan in the early stages of the investigation according to Nine News.  

The Coroner told the Court many changes have already been made, many of them thanks to the work of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.  

But he did recommend that the police manual be amended to mandate a review of an unsolved suspicious death after 12 months according to Nine News.  

EARLIER | The Queensland Coroner will deliver his findings into Daniel Morcombe’s death on Friday, nine years after the Inquest began.

The findings will be made public at the Brisbane Magistrates Court at 10:00AM.

Daniel Morcombe was 13 when he was abducted from a bus stop on the Nambour Connection Road at Woombye.

His abduction and murder sparked the creation of the 'no child left behind' bus policy after the bus that was meant to collect him broke down and others failed to stop.

In August 2011, Brett Peter Cowan a former Sunshine Coast resident, was charged with abducting and killing Daniel.

That same month, Daniel's remains were discovered by SES crews near Kings Road, Glass House Mountains.

In March 2014, Cowan was found guilty of murdering Daniel and was sentenced to life.

He will be eligible for parole in August 2031.

The delays with the findings being delivered have been blamed on the trial of Brett Peter Cowan and the police investigation.

On Friday, Bruce Morcombe told Channel Nine that he and Denise are relieved to see the end of legal proceedings, more than 15 years after their son's death.

Bruce said he is looking forward to closing the door on the court process, "We're kissing all of that ugliness goodbye, but at the same time, you know, there'll be a tear in our eye because we know we will never get Daniel back and that's a tough call, it doesn't matter what we've done and the public has done and the Police have done, Daniel's never coming home and...that's not fair".

Bruce and Denise, have worked hard to keep Daniel's memory alive.  They created the Daniel Morcombe Foundation in May 2005 as a lasting legacy to their son.

In February the Morcombe's opened the Daniel House, which assists those who have experienced trauma.

The property, located at Palmwoods, also acts as a dedicated national headquarters for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.

People from Caboolture to Gympie are able to access the Sunshine Coast service.  

By Michelle Price