NO DOUBT: Laurie Simon talking about human remains found on a property at Laidley near where his son Darrell Simon went missing from in 2014.
NO DOUBT: Laurie Simon talking about human remains found on a property at Laidley near where his son Darrell Simon went missing from in 2014. Inga Williams

Dad won’t sleep until he knows the truth

AN autopsy on human remains discovered in a paddock near Laidley last month have revealed they belong to a male but who they belong to still remains a mystery.

Laurie Simon will have to wait another week for DNA results to learn whether they belong to his missing son.

Mr Simon's son, Darrell Gene Simon,44, was last seen at a Mountain View Drive address on November 16, 2014 shortly before setting out on an early morning bike ride.

Mr Simon has not been seen or heard from since despite passionate pleas from his loved ones.

The skeletal remains were located on a property at Valley Vista Cres - the same property where Mr Simon's pushbike was discovered in a dam earlier this year.

Mr Laurie said he had no doubt whatsoever the remains belonged to his missing son.

He said he believed his son had been murdered.

"They will not be able to say for another week or so whether the bones belong to my son," he said.

"They are currently conducting DNA tests and trying to determine a cause of death.

"But I have no doubt in my mind they belong to Darrell."

Mr Laurie said there were many unanswered questions and said he had no faith in the police conducting a through investigation.

 

Remains found recently are thought to be those of Darrell Simon.
Remains found recently are thought to be those of Darrell Simon. Inga Williams

He said he had his suspicions on who was involved.

"The police will try to make out it was suicide but that does not add up in any way," he said.

"I think my son was murdered . . . I think he was confronted by certain people and it got out of hand.

"I do not think he was intentionally killed though."

Mr Laurie said it was odd the human remains were not located initially on the property considering how heavily it was searched.

He said the remains were located in the centre of the search zone.

"The new property owner has told me there was no way possible they could have missed them considering where he found them when they searched the property," he said.

"Where they were found was a clear as day and could not possible have been missed."

Mr Laurie said he would not be able to sleep at night until he learnt the truth about what happened to his son.

He said many aspects of the police investigation to date simply do not add up.

Police investigators in Gatton and Toowoomba could not be reached for comment.



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