KEVIN Ruffels remains hopeful that charges will soon be laid against those who a coroner blamed for the disappearance and death of his son, Daniel Thomas, in Myrtleford in 2003.
Homicide Squad detectives confirmed last week they had submitted a brief of evidence to the Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) for opinion in relation to their investigation into the death of Daniel.
A Victoria Police spokesman told the Myrtleford Times that detectives are now awaiting the advice from the OPP.
“As such we are not in a position to comment any further,” the spokesman said.
An OPP spokesman said they could not make any comment at this stage.
It had been speculated last week that a murder charge could be laid against Daniel’s babysitter Mandy Martyn, and a charge of reckless conduct endangering life could be laid against Daniel’s mother Donna Thomas – no one has ever been charged to date.