Category Archives: Physical evidence

Criminal evidence (inc. adhesive tape, rope, soil, trace evidence, fibres, textiles, dyes, poisons, fertilisers) in relation to homicide, suicide, sexual assault, break & enter, hit & run etc.
Includes explosives, IEDs (Improvised explosive devices) oil spills and comparisons, physical evidence examination

‘Bizarre act’ led to death of Karl Wright, inquest hears

News.com.au Kathleen Donaghey October 29, 2014

A CORONER has ruled out suicide as the cause of death of a mechanic found bound and gagged in his sleeping bag.
Detectives concluded that Karl Robert Wright, 43, had intentionally killed himself when his body was found on his Sunshine Coast property last year.
His mother Paula discovered the disability pensioner in a sleeping bag and on a mattress in his man shed on July 29, 2013.

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Committal hearing for Sunshine Coast man bashed to death outside nightclub begins

ABC News Andree Withey 27 October 2014

Three men accused of bashing Wayne Dover to death outside a Sunshine Coast nightclub have appeared in court.

Matthew John Hill and brothers Blake Nathan Goldsworthy and Wade Leigh Goldsworthy, all in their 20s, faced a committal hearing in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court today charged with murdering Dover last November.

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Suspected double murder: Missing woman’s bag and driver’s licence found near human remains

ABC News Paul Robinson 27 October 2014

A woman’s handbag and identification clearly linked to Chantal Barnett were found close to where human remains were located on a Rockhampton property in central Queensland, police have confirmed.

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Dogged police work leads to fresh arrests in cold cases of McCulkin family and Gerhard Wagner

Courier Mail David Murray 25 October 2014

Detectives this week made dramatic inroads into outstanding cold cases, laying charges over the murders of five people in a series of breakthroughs.  The State Government this year overhauled laws to allow police to recharge suspects in historic cases when compelling new evidence emerges.

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Arson charge, Palm Island

QPS News 27 October 2014

Police have charged a 22-year-old woman in relation to a house fire that occurred on Palm Island last night.

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Charges: Attempted arson, Clayfield

QPS News 26 October 2014

A Kangaroo Point man has been charged with the attempted arson of a residence last night in Clayfield.  It will be alleged that the man entered the residence on Railway Parade about midnight and used a flammable substance to set fire to sections of the house.

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Tests reveal remains found in central Qld are male

ABC News 25 October 2014

Preliminary forensic tests on human bones found in central Queensland earlier this week have revealed the remains are male.  The bones including a skull and teeth were discovered at a property on Bowlin Road in Rockhampton by a farmer clearing the property about 5:00pm (AEST) on Wednesday.

Police last year found a car and wallet belonging to Mr Martinez near the Bowlin Road property.  Evidence described as “personal items” were located nearby about two weeks ago.

Read more:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-25/test-on-human-bones-found-at-rockhampton-reveal-remains-are-male/5841490