Hunt for body of missing Queensland mum resumes

  • 29/10/2015
Hunt for body of missing Queensland mum resumes

By Ed Jackson

Accused murderer Daniel Heazlewood has identified several Gold Coast bushland sites where police believe his mother Linda Sidon is buried.

Police resumed searching the Numinbah Valley in the Gold Coast hinterland today, almost two months after an initial search of the area failed to find Ms Sidon's body.

The New Zealand-born woman hasn't been seen since 2009.

Police originally suspected that Ms Sidon, who suffered from anxiety, depression and anorexia, had killed herself, but new information earlier in 2015 altered their mindset.

Heazlewood, 28, has been charged with Ms Sidon's murder.

Detective Inspector David Hutchinson said Heazlewood, who faced Southport Magistrates Court earlier in October, had taken police to several sites in the bushland on Wednesday.

"We had a bit of a breakthrough yesterday when we conducted an interview with Mr Heazlewood," Insp Hutchinson said today.

"He's indicated a number of areas here on this site."

A small excavator and a team of forensic workers were at a site that, Insp Hutchinson said, was one of about three that was to be looked at today.

Insp Hutchinson refused to speculate on whether Heazlewood had given any sort of confession to police, only that they were "reasonably confident" Ms Sidon's body would be found.

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