21 Aug 2011

Bones found in search for Australian school boy's body

8:14 pm on 21 August 2011

Investigators in Australia have found three bones during a search for the body of schoolboy Daniel Morcombe on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

The 13-year-old disappeared while waiting for a bus in 2003, sparking the largest missing persons case in the state's history.

The ABC reports the bones were found in the same bush area where a pair of matching shoes was found on Saturday.

A police statement said: "Police continue to caution that the discovery of these bones and two shoes at the search site may be unrelated to the current investigation, however, the Morcombe family has been advised of this update".

A 41-year-old has been charged with murder.