Two items of clothing have been uncovered at the bottom of the Morning Star mine, with the “bittersweet” find bringing more hope of closure to the family of missing boy, Terry Floyd.
Last Saturday, a fragment of clothing from a woollen jumper and an elastic strap believed to be from boy’s underwear were found, just weeks after Daryl Floyd, while searching for the remains of his brother Terry, uncovered the top of a leather shoe in the Morning Star mine near Avoca.
Twelve-year-old Terry was last seen on the Pyrenees Highway between Avoca and Maryborough on June 28, 1975 and is believed to have been abducted.
Now at the bottom the of Avoca mine, Daryl, who has spent countless hours and thousands of dollars in the search for his beloved brother, says there is nowhere else to look.
“We’ve found the shoe, the necklace and now these items of clothing and unfortunately it is very bitter sweet but that’s why we’re here,” he said.
“Realistically I don’t want to be finding Terry here but there is nowhere else to look.
“A lot of research has led us here and I think it’s finally giving us some answers.
“They’re not just ordinary things that we are finding, they are of a kids size, the elastic is quite small and the upper part of the leather shoe is similar to those Terry was wearing at the time of his disappearance.”
Anyone with information about the Terry Floyd case can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A $1 million reward is being offered for information in the case.
For more on this story see the Front Page of The Advertiser, Tuesday, September 12.