Murder victim Trinity Bates.
Murder victim Trinity Bates.

Trinity 'pleasure to be around'

TRINITY Bates’ devastated grandmother described her as a loving little girl who could make a bad day better just by walking through the door.

Kerry Hanlon, who wanted to be known as Nanny, was flanked by Trinity’s aunt and another relative as she gave a short interview about her murdered grand-daughter yesterday morning.

“She was just a pleasure to be around,” Nanny said.

“If you were having a bad day and Trinny would walk in, then it would be all good.”

Trinity, 8, was found dead on Monday morning shortly after being reported missing by her father about 5.45am.

The little girl’s body was found in a pipe that ran off a storm drain near her home.

Trinity’s family has begged people to come forward with any information that may help find the killer.

“We have to stop this sort of thing happening to other families,” Nanny said.

“It is the worst thing – you can’t describe it.

“You see other families go through things and you sort of think ‘oh, you poor things’ – you’ve got no idea until it’s one of your own babies.”

Police hope a post-mortem examination will yield more clues in the hunt for Trinity’s killer.

Detective Superintendent Maurice Carless said yesterday an autopsy was being conducted.

Supt Carless said a number of people had been, or were being, interviewed by police but refused to confirm or deny if anyone was in custody for the crime.

“We have a number of people that we are talking to ... we are speaking to a range of people about range of things and those inquiries will continue,” he said.

Anyone with information can phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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