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

Real CSI finds answers in blood stains

Brisbane Times Marissa Calligeros 2 September 2014

Sergeant Melissa Bell spoke about bloodstain pattern analysis as part of a series of public lectures held on the last Sunday of each month at the Queensland Police Museum.  She described scenes and forensic investigations relating the the death of Graeme Hughes near Gympie

Fire at Laidley District State School treated as suspicious

Courier Mail Connor O’Brien 1 September 2014

A FIRE at Laidley District State School overnight is believed to have been deliberately lit.

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Suspicious fire, Mackay

QPS News 29 August 2014

Police are investigating a suspicious fire that occurred in Mackay early this morning.  Around 5.40am this morning police were called to a report of a fire at a farm shed on Hills Road, TeKowai. Police and emergency services attended the address and found two external fuel tanks alight. The fire was extinguished and no buildings were damaged as a result of the fire.

Investigations by police reveal that an office in the farm shed appeared to have been broken into.  Police continue to investigate both the fire and break in and have appealed for anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area around the time of the fire to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

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Cairns double-murder: Brandon Peter MacGowan jailed for killing Scott Maitland, Cindy Masonwells

ABC News Kirsty Nancarrow 29 August 2014

A Cairns mechanic has been jailed for a minimum of 30 years for the murder of Mount Isa couple Scott Maitland and Cindy Masonwells.
It took a Supreme Court jury in Cairns, in far north Queensland, just over two hours to find Brandon Peter MacGowan, 43, guilty of the July 2012 killings.

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Trickett St, Surfers Paradise, shut down after discovery of possible explosive device, while another suspicious device at Gladstone evacuates coal terminal Greg Stolz, Connor O’Brien, Robyn Wuth, Paige Carfrae August 28, 2014

POLICE have charged a man after a bomb scare shut down part of Surfers Paradise for several hours today.
Police allege the man – seen acting suspiciously in Trickett St – told them there was a bomb in his bag and parked car.

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Jacob Michael Smith appears in court charged with murder of Anthea Mari

The Courier Mail Thomas Chamberlin August 29, 2014

SLAIN mother of four Anthea Mari’s body was found with a pillow over her face and a sheet wrapped tightly around her throat, police will allege.
Detectives allege the Norman Park woman’s longtime friend Jacob Michael Smith, 38, murdered Ms Mari, 34, in the loungeroom of her home after entering through a rear door some time after 1am, on Tuesday.

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Building fire, Andergrove

Qld Police Media August 29, 2014

Mackay Police are investigating a fire which caused significant damage to several businesses within a shopping complex at Andergrove this morning.
Police responded to reports of a blaze at the Oak Street complex just after 1am.

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