Dad still 'in dark' over jai

THE father of 15-year-old Mullumbimby boy, Jai Morcom, who died after a schoolyard fight in August, is still searching for answers to his son's tragic passing.

Steve Drummond said that after a community appeal for information, new witnesses who had not yet given statements to the police had now come forward. Those teenagers need guidance and encouragement to take their testimony to officials, he said.

“A few of them don't like the police and they're scared of the police,” Mr Drummond said.

He fears the focus on the preliminary autopsy results and the lack of key evidence from Jai's closest friends could be detrimental to the official investigation.

Jai had a slight bump above his left eye, a red pinch mark on his neck and a darkish bruise on his left bicep on the day he died, he said.

It is understood the Year 9 Mullumbimby High School student suffered a brain haemorrhage, but the precise cause of that haemorrhage is not yet known.

Mr Drummond is calling for anyone with information that could reveal the truth behind Jai's death to contact him directly by email: stephendrummond44@hotmail. com.

He said at least four children who had not spoken to police had approached him recently with information.

Mr Drummond said any evidence would be passed on to police.

Jai died on Saturday, August 29, in a Gold Coast hospital just 24 hours after a recess-time melee at Mullumbimby High, leaving the town and the region in mourning.

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