Speaking to Todayfrom Moranbah in Queensland, Tahnee’s brother Daniel Shanks said the family are focused on supporting Adelynn as it’s likely she holds clues to Tahnee’s whereabouts.
“We believe she has been witness to it all,” he said.
“Trying to get that information out of a 2.5-year-old that speaks half English, half Spanish, and a lot of gibberish is very hard at this stage.
“We have taken her to specialists to try and get information out of her other ways through drawing and other techniques.”
It’s been nearly two months after Adelynn was found alone and barefoot outside a church in Cancun, Mexico.
Daniel says Adelynn is settling in “really well” to her new life in Queensland, but is missing her mum.
“She’s safe. We are doing the best we can to provide for her…I’m heading out to see her this afternoon.”
Daniel said they are not giving up hope of finding Tahnee, and will be employing a private investigator to keep the investigation moving forward.
“It is terrible not knowing…It is hard to sleep at night,” he said.
“That is why we are pushing as hard as we can with the embassy and the Mexican authorities and engaging our own private investigator to keep things happening.
“We have just been given no information, that is the problem…We are not going away until we get answers.
“We’re not just going to walk away from this.”
Daniel said they are hopeful they will have more answers within the next couple of weeks.
“From the information that’s come through, yeah, it’s looking reasonably positive that we’ve got some really good leads to follow now,” he said.
Tahnee had been living in Mexico with Estudillo and was holidaying in the country’s south when she disappeared.
The Shanks family confirmed the relationship had begun to deteriorate and the mother was considering a return to Australia.
He is wanted for questioning but has not been located by authorities.