Police Aren’t Treating Apparent Death Of Daniel O’Keeffe As Suspicious

Earlier this week, a huge, devastating twist occurred in the story of missing person Daniel O’Keeffe

O’Keeffe had been missing since 2011; his family created the ‘Dan Come Home’ campaign, and his sister Loren O’Keeffe set up the ‘Missing Persons Network/Guide’ for other families struggling with loved ones who have gone missing. 
His family found human remains under their house on Monday this week, and called the police. While authorities haven’t officially confirmed that the remains belonged to Daniel, the family posted this message of confirmation to the ‘Dan Come Home’ Facebook page:

It is with heavy hearts that the family and friends of Dan O’Keeffe, update this page to share that Dan’s remains were…

Posted by Missing Person – Daniel James O’Keeffe on Sunday, 20 March 2016

The grisly find has unfortunately opened up a whole new range of questions, including why police didn’t find the body during their first search of the O’Keeffe’s property. 
However, VIC Police have officially ruled out any suspicious activity today. A post-mortem examination confirmed a lack of evidence that could lead to suspicions of foul play. 
According to The Age, the Geelong CIU detectives are handling to case rather than the Homicide squad, which indicates that murder was ruled out early on in the operation. 
Detective Sergeant Adam Forehan wouldn’t comment on whether police had previously searched under the house. The mystery of how the remains were found, or how they went undetected for years, are yet to be answered. 
Source: The Age
Photo: Dan Come Home