The third witness in the trial of the man accused of killing Daniel Morcombe has appeared in court.
The third witness in the trial of the man accused of killing Daniel Morcombe is appearing in a Brisbane court this morning.
Yesterday the jury heard extraordinary details of how Brett Peter Cowan was caught in a sophisticated, covert police operation.
Emmy Kubainski joins me now from the Supreme Court.
A forensics police officer is giving evidence this morning.
A forensic officer is currently the stand.
He started giving evidence yesterday afternoon.
Now, he is the one that coordinated the search for Daniel Morcombe's body.
He started giving evidence after we heard from Dan's parents.
They were both asked to recall the last moments they saw Dan in December 2003.
They were also asked to look at a number of photographs, pieces of clothing that were found at this crime scene, including muddy shorts which she said match a pair that Danoned.
The parents also told the court how they tried to find Dan and when they realised that he hadn't come home, that's when they went to the police.
And there have been more details released of how Brett Peter Cowan was arrested?
This all came out in the prosecution's opening address.
It was about an elaborate thing that police had been working on for months.
Prosecutors say that he allegedly confessed on video to the crime to undercover police officers posing as a powerful criminal organisation.
He also showed the undercover officers where the body was buried.
Brett Peter Cowan has pleaded not guilty to murder and indecent treatment of a child and interfering with corpse.
His defence lawyers say that this confession was a false confession, so a jury have to decide whether