Cahill investigation moving slowly

SHEILA Cahill's long wait for closure after her husband, Michael, went missing in Malaysia seven years ago continues. It's been more than a month since Member for Capricornia Kirsten Livermore called on Minister for Justice, Chris Ellison, to end the years of torment for the Rockhampton woman.

Mrs Cahill believes her husband is dead but authorities refuse to issue a death certificate despite Interpol and Federal Police investigations failing to find him.

Yesterday Ms Livermore said there had been some progress in the matter with the Federal Police forwarding additional information on Michael Cahill's case to the State Coroner.

She said an investigator was looking at the information but no decision had been made yet.

She was hopeful there would be a satisfactory outcome for Mrs Cahill when the coroner handed down a ruling.

Michael Cahill, then 40, left Australia for Malaysia on January 5, 1998, to work as an engineer.

Mrs Cahill last spoke to him by phone on July 30, 1998. He has not been heard from since.



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