Jennifer Larmar's blog

Daniel Morcombe wearing a smile and with arms outstretched, standing on the prow of a boat while dressed in a bright red shirt

On 7 December 2003 a young boy - only 13 years old - was taken from the side of a busy highway ... never to be seen again.  

The citizens of Australia rallied around his family, horrified that an innocent, brand new teenager could be snatched away just like that ... with no warning ... and no witnesses.

Almost eight long years later a man was charged with his murder after a clandestine confession and Daniel's remains were found in a creek in bushland in that same month.