Memorial Statue Of Drowned Boy Stolen, With Police Left Baffled

Police have launched a public appeal to locate the memorial statue of a little boy who drowned at Mount Morgan dam, which was stolen from a park at the end of last year.

The statue of six-year-old Jared Bannah, who lost his life at Mount Morgan dam in 2015, was paid for by a member of the public for the family to commemorate the tragedy.

Police believe thieves took the statue from the dam park sometime between November 30 and December 2 last year.

The statue is a resin cast of a child painted bronze, weighing around 20 kilogram and standing at one metre in height.

“The family and the community need answers and a resolution to an already set of tragic circumstances of events,” police said.

“Nearly three years after the death of their son, the Bannah family have now had to endure the heart ache of Jared’s statue being removed."

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“The safe recovery of this memorial remains paramount so if the people who took it have a conscience and want to advise authorities where it can be found they can do so anonymously by contacting Policelink or Crime Stoppers.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Policelink on 131 444, and information about a crime can be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.