Missing man's family still live in hope
FAMILY and friends of missing Bundaberg man Paul Stevenson have not given up hope of finding him.
Mr Stevenson went missing on Sunday, March 11, during an early morning motorbike ride.
Two days later his 1978 Honda CB750 was found down an embankment on the Mt Perry-Gin Gin Rd.
Daughter Nikki said yesterday there had been no progress in the case, although the search went on.
"We have been looking," she said.
"The last time was in the Mt Perry area about six weeks ago.
"We went out and searched but there was nothing there."
Ms Stevenson said family had been thinking about moving the search area to some places near Gin Gin.
"We're going to try and start to do that after Christmas," she said.
Ms Stevenson said coming up to Christmas was a tough time for them all.
"It will be our first Christmas without Dad and that's hard because it was always a big family thing."
Ms Stevenson said there was a reported sighting of her father walking along the road on the day he disappeared.
"So many times in my mind I've gone through each and every scenario but I still can't make sense of anything," she said.
"When we're out and about we try to pretend we're okay, but behind closed doors we're doing it tough."
Bundaberg Police Superintendent Rowan Bond said they were still making inquiries into Mr Stevenson's disappearance.
He said they were still in close and constant contact with the family.
Supt Bond said police were preparing a file on the case for the State Coroner.
Once the evidence was presented to the coroner he could make a number of different rulings, including a finding that Mr Stevenson was dead or an open finding.