Emotions ran high as Bundaberg residents made a tearful goodbye to Trinity Bates, the nine-year-old girl whose abduction and murder shocked the small community, and the nation. Photos by Max Fleet
THE evidence in relation to the murder of eight-year-old Bundaberg girl Trinity Bates was ready to be handed over to defence lawyers, a court heard yesterday.
TRINITY Leigh Bates's parents collapsed in each other's arms as pink balloons and butterflies floated skyward during their little girl's funeral service.
MORE than 500 mourners gathered to say goodbye to Trinity Leigh Bates at City Coast Church in Bundaberg this morning.