Balloons are released at Dayman Park by relatives of Keyra Steinhardt who was murdered 15 years ago.
Balloons are released at Dayman Park by relatives of Keyra Steinhardt who was murdered 15 years ago. Alistair Brightman

Balloons tribute keeps Keyra’s memory in hearts

AS THEY drifted into the afternoon sky, 15 balloons faded from view but thanks to members of Keyra Steinhardt's family, her memory never will.

At Dayman Point in Hervey Bay on Tuesday up to 30 local relatives of the murdered Rockhampton schoolgirl released balloons to signify the 15 years since her passing.

Keyra's great aunt Laurel Costen, who organised the event, said the afternoon gathering was not meant to be a sad affair, rather it was a chance for cousins, aunts and uncles to share stories of the happy child that Keyra was.

"It's been a really nice day," she said.

"Family from all around the area have been able to come together, which is nice to see as we don't get the chance to do it very often."



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