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Favourite photo of Daniel posted

Denise Morcombe posted this photo of Daniel on Facebook.
Denise Morcombe posted this photo of Daniel on Facebook.

A YEAR on from the arrest of the man accused of kidnapping and murdering Daniel Morcombe, his parents have released their 'favourite photo' of the angelic looking boy.

"Wanted to keep my favourite photo till we had a funeral but waiting is forever, this is a photo taken of Dan at school which we were given after the arrest that we hadn't seen until then,'' Denise Morcombe wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday night.

Thousands have liked the Facebook page and hundreds left comments in support of the courageous couple who have championed the cause of child safety around the country.

"Tears I have shed for you and your family and beautiful Daniel have been many and they still fall,'' Julie Knight wrote.

"I may not know you but I'm a mum and can only imagine how your feeling. Please accept my cyber hug and pray Daniel can be rightfully laid to rest asap,''

"His face and photo is forever in my thoughts :) I can't be in your place as a parent but I know how I would feel if it was my flesh and blood xxxxx and cuddles are always yours,'' Frances Widdison wrote from New South Wales.

"What a gorgeous photo of a gorgeous boy,''  Amanda Coskerie added.

"I often think of Daniel and of how your family has showed such amazing courage and grace in the face of the most gut wrenching circumstances, even managing to bring something good from it.

"I always throw up little prayers for Daniel and your family and will continue to do so.''

Bruce and Denise will spend the anniversary of the arrest away from the media spotlight, turning off their phones so they can have some peace and time to reflect on what has been an incredibly difficult year.

A lengthy court process means it could be months or even a year before Daniel's remains are released for the funeral.

The man accused of his murder is yet to face committal proceedings.

Brett Peter Cowan has been in custody since his arrest in August last year when he was charged with murder, child stealing, deprivation of liberty, indecent treatment of a child and interfering with a corpse.

The charges culminated an eight-year investigation into the disappearance of Daniel who was 13 when he vanished while waiting for a bus on the Sunshine Coast in 2003.

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