Daniel Morcombe: Queensland coroner to revisit police investigation

The Queensland coroner will resume the inquest into the death of Sunshine Coast schoolboy Daniel Morcombe later this year or early next year.

The coronial inquiry into the police investigation started in 2010 but was adjourned in 2011 when Brett Peter Cowan was charged with murdering the 13-year-old.

Cowan was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 2014.

A spokesman for coroner Terry Ryan said the inquiry was expected to hear two to three more days of evidence, but the scope of the issues that would be covered was still being determined.

"The inquest will resume late this year or early 2017," the spokesman said.

Cowan was on Friday admitted to hospital after a fellow inmate threw boiling water on him.

He suffered deeps burns to his head, chest and legs but hospital staff said his injuries were not life-threatening.

He remains under tight security in the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

The prisoner who allegedly carried out the attack has been interviewed by police and is also receiving treatment in hospital for self-inflicted injuries.

Source: ABC News

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