A TWEED link has emerged in the murder trial of Sunshine Coast boy Daniel Morcombe.

Brett Peter Cowan is accused of murdering Daniel and is on trial at the Brisbane Supreme Court.

Today the court heard Cowan had been living at Uki near Murwillumbah in 2005.

Daniel went missing in December 2003.

Cowan, who has pleaded not guilty, admitted to the court he looked like one of the comfit sketches witnesses had drawn of the men they saw near the Kiel Mountain Rd overpass the day Daniel went missing

One of the comfits.
One of the comfits.

Mr Cowan was asked if he had seen media coverage of the artists' impressions of suspects in the Morcombe case.

"Did you think you look like anything like the comfits," Sgt Wright asked.

"Yeah I thought maybe one of them," Mr Cowan said.

"One of them looks more like my brother than me."

Mr Cowan said his older brother lived in Brisbane.

Sgt Wright asked Mr Cowan: "If you had abducted Daniel would you tell me?"

"Probably not," Mr Cowan said.

Sgt Wright told Mr Cowan he wanted to work on the timeline of his roundtrip to Nambour from Beerwah on December 7, 2003.

He said the discussion could give Mr Cowan's version more credibility or create problems with the times that would cause police concern.

"If the suggestion was you weren't home until 3pm, there's a little gap in time. We're interested to see if we can narrow that down a bit," he said.

Mr Cowan said he "knew" he was not home any later than 3pm and suggested police look at traffic cameras at Nambour, Caloundra and Beerwah turn-offs.

Sgt Wright said there were many witnesses that saw Daniel under the overpass, saw a vehicle nearby and people talking to him about the time he should have been driving past.

He said there was activity under the bridge at that time and questioned what Mr Cowan had seen.

"Someone has taken that child in that time and we got you in the area. The problem with us is that this isn't going anywhere … We can't write this off and say it's definitely not Brett Peter Cowan," he said.

Mr Cowan maintained he did not see anything around the abduction site except a broken down bus.

Daniel's remains were found at an old sand mining site adjacent to a macadamia farm on Kings Rd.

Mr Cowan is charged with one count each of murder, indecently dealing with a child under the age of 16 and improperly dealing with a corpse.

The trial continues.



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