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Sister pleads for answers over Rene Latimore's death

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The sister of missing Koumala mum Rene Latimore was close to tears pleading with the public for help, as the investigation into her death continues.

Ms Latimore's body was found on a property near Ilbilbie last month, after she was reported missing on August 18.

Police are treating the 31-year-old's death as a homicide.

Mackay Detective Inspector Tom Armitt says they have investigated a number of persons of interest but warn the net is closing.

"We are confident that we will get a resolution, however that is a matter of time," Insp Armitt says.

"It's a matter of whoever's out there responsible, also making a choice as to whether they should come forward."

The family is searching for answers, sister Katie Marchetti says the entire family needs closure.

"I can only say that we're doing the best that we can do, better than I thought. But the worst is yet to come, we don't know anything yet," Ms Marchetti says.

"So I suspect that when we find out what has happened to her things will really hit home."

Ms Marchetti says her sister's teenage son has still not fully processed what has happened to his mother.

"He's holding up really well at the moment but I don't know if it's really sunk in yet, and it might not for some time."

Ms Marchetti is pleading for anyone with any information to come forward.

"It's possible that someone knows something and they may not have come forward, and it's also possible that they don't know that they know something themselves - they may think it has nothing to do with what happened to Rene," she says.

Anyone with more information is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers.