Some closure for families of Greg Hutchings and Eeva Dorendahl

FAMILY and friends will soon say goodbye to a father and his daughter, whose bodies were found in sand dunes on the Tweed Coast.

Police have finally released the bodies of Greg Hutchings and four-year-old Eeva Dorendahl, three weeks after their remains were discovered.

The Bulletin reports, Tweed-Byron police superintendent Stuart Wilkins said the bodies had been cleared for release to the families and funerals were expected to be held ‘in the near future’.


But he said post-mortems had proven inconclusive and police were still trying to determine how Mr Hutchings and his daughter died.

The little girl was the centre of a custody battle between Mr Hutchings and his ex-partner Michelle Dorendahl. Eeva was due to be returned to her mother during a meeting at a Pottsville park on January 11, but disappeared.

Police strongly suspect a murder-suicide. They were investigating drowning and poisoning as possible causes of Eeva’s death.

Mr Hutchings had been due to hand over Eeva to Ms Dorendahl on January 11 when he went missing with their daughter.