Parents of murdered Daniel Morcombe deal another blow with vandalized posters

Daniel Morcombe’s family suffer another cruel blow as their murdered son’s charity posters are vandalized in a ‘targeted’ attack – as bizarre CCTV shows an old man painting the boy’s face

  • Disturbing CCTV shows man spraying graffiti on Daniel Morcombe banner
  • Bruce and Denise Morcombe have complained to the police and they are investigating
  • The roadside poster promoted a charity walk to honor the murdered teenager










Bruce and Denise Morcombe are furious after roadside banners promoting a charity walk and featuring an image of their murdered son Daniel are vandalized.

Mr Morcombe said two signs had been graffitied, with the foundation’s logo, the date of the march and, strangely, Daniel’s eyes painted in red and green spray paint.

CCTV footage from across the highway shows a bearded, gray-haired man who appears to be in his 60s and 70s vandalizing the banners with cans of spray paint which he holds concealed under a rag.

The Walk for Daniel banner was vandalized with Daniel’s eyes weirdly covered in paint (pictured)

CCTV footage shows a man with a beard and gray hair carrying out the graffiti attack on the Sunshine Coast (pictured)

CCTV footage shows a man with a beard and gray hair carrying out the graffiti attack on the Sunshine Coast (pictured)

The vandalism took place at 5.30pm on October 7 on the Sunshine Coast as rush-hour traffic rushed along the freeway – the security footage from a gas station on the other side of the road.

Daniel was 13 when he was abducted and murdered while waiting for a bus in 2003 on the Sunshine Coast. His killer Brett Peter Cowan is serving a prison sentence.

‘We think [the vandalism] is really disturbing and … he needs to talk,” Mr. Morcombe told the ABC.

“It was very targeted, very deliberate in Daniel’s face. We’re concerned about the damage and the revenge behind it,” he added.

CCTV also shows the man was driving an older model Suburu Forrester.

Mr. and Mrs. Morcombe filed a complaint with the police and sent them the CCTV footage.

The Walk for Daniel will take place on October 29 to raise awareness of child safety and remember Daniel (pictured: a volunteer helps put up a sign for the walk)

The Walk for Daniel will take place on October 29 to raise awareness of child safety and remember Daniel (pictured: a volunteer helps put up a sign for the walk)

They ask if anyone has any information on the graffiti attack which they contact Crime Stoppers.

“This is not indiscriminate vandalism. It’s very targeted, and the underlying motives need to be explored further,” Mr Morcombe said.

Queensland Police confirmed they have opened an investigation into the incident.

“Police received a complaint about the vandalism of signs posted outside an educational institution in Woombye on October 7,” the spokeswoman said.

Daniel (pictured) was abducted and murdered in 2003 while waiting for a bus on the Sunshine Coast

Daniel (pictured) was abducted and murdered in 2003 while waiting for a bus on the Sunshine Coast

“Investigations into this matter are ongoing and progressing.”

Mr Morcombe said the graffiti would not affect the annual March for Daniel which will take place on October 29.

He added that he hoped the vandalism would even encourage people to come forward in greater numbers in solidarity against the behavior.

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