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Timeline of events

Timeline of events in the Daniel Morcombe case

December 7, 2003 - Daniel, 13, vanishes waiting for a bus on Queensland's Sunshine Coast

Overpass on the Sunshine Coast where Daniel Morcombe went missing

August 13, 2011 - Brett Peter Cowan is charged with murder, child stealing, deprivation of liberty, indecent treatment of a child, interfering with a corpse

Brett Cowan

August 17 to September 9, 2011 - Shoes and bones found in bushland at Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast

Morcombe remains search site

Aug 28, 2011 - Forensic analysis confirms bones are Daniel's

Denise and Bruce Morcombe speak to the media outside Daniel Morcombe foundation house on August 29, 2011

November 26, 2012 - Cowan's two-week committal hearing begins in Brisbane Magistrates Court

November 29, 2012 - State Coroner Michael Barnes orders Daniel's remains be released to the Morcombes

November 30, 2012 - Morcombes announce funeral for December 7.