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

Sudden death investigation, Varsity Lakes

Qld Police Media October 23, 2014

Police are investigating the death of a man at a unit in Varsity Lakes this morning.
Around 11am, police were called to the Mulgrave Crescent address where a man was found deceased.
Forensic officers and police are conducting investigations at the scene.
The death is being treated as suspicious.
Read at source: http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2014/10/23/sudden-death-investigation-varsity-lakes/

Gold Coast Bulletin report: http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/crime-court/police-to-investigate-sex-angle-in-death-of-naked-and-bound-man-at-varsity-lakes/story-fnje8bkv-1227100424358?from=gold+coast+bulletin_rss

Autopsy on Varsity Lakes man to be conducted on Friday: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/autopsy-on-varsity-lakes-man-to-be-conducted-on-friday-20141024-11axzj.html

Bones find could be linked to missing Rockhampton pair

Brisbane Times Kristian Silva October 23, 2014

Police investigating the suspected murder of two Central Queensland housemates have found human remains at a Rockhampton farm.
Detective Inspector Darrin Shadlow said a farmer made the discovery about 5pm on Wednesday at his Bowlin Road property at Port Curtis, on the city’s outskirts.
Inspector Shadlow said “just bones” were located, and forensic investigators were now trying to work out the gender and identity of the deceased.

Update – Operation Lima Glitter, Rockhampton

Qld Police Media October 15, 2014

Police investigating the suspected murder of Chantal Barnett and Robert Martinez have located items of interest during a recent search at Depot Hill.
The search was conducted at a property at Depot Hill on October 11 with the assistance of SES volunteers.
Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Moon, Officer in Charge of Rockhampton CIB, describes the items that were found during the search as being items of significance to the investigation.

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ABC news report

Breakthrough in Coomera murder case

Gold Coast Bulletin 10 October 2014

POLICE are searching a Surfers Paradise house in relation to the murder of Coomera man Mark “Zeb’’ Spencer.

Police confirmed they would execute a crime scene warrant at a house at Salerno Drive regarding the murder of Mr Spencer at his Foxwell Road property at Coomera on October 1.  Police said the occupants of the Surfers Paradise house were assisting police with their inquiries.  They will forensically examine the premises over the next few days.

View at source:  http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/crime-court/surfers-paradise-address-deemed-crime-scene-as-police-and-forensic-officers-swoop/story-fnje8bkv-1227087091127?from=gold+coast+bulletin_rss

Man sustains facial burns from explosive Pepsi can

Townsville Bulletin Victoria Nugent 10 October 2014

A MAN is being treated in Brisbane with severe burns after a Pepsi can exploded while he was burning rubbish north of Ingham. The 20-year-old was setting alight rubbish just off the Bruce Highway at the northern end of a Cardwell Range property on Thursday afternoon when the explosion occurred, causing burns to his arms, chest and face.

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Lawyers for balcony murder accused Gable Tostee demand police hand over evidence

News.com.au October 10, 2014

LAWYERS for a Gold Coast playboy charged with the murder of a New Zealand tourist at his high-rise apartment have demanded police hand over key parts of the case against their client.
Gable Tostee, who once boasted of bedding about 150 women, faced Southport Magistrates Court Friday morning on one count of murder after a date night nightmare at his plush apartment.
Warriena Tagpuno Wright, 26, died after falling 14 floors from Tostee’s Surfers Paradise apartment balcony in August.

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SES volunteers scour Coomera property for clues to the murder of Mark “Zeb” Spencer

Gold Coast Bulletin Jessica Elder October 08, 2014

STATE Emergency Service volunteers and police are scouring a rural Coomera property for clues they hope will lead them to the killer of a 37-year-old father.
It has been one week since Mark “Zeb” Spencer was found bashed to death on his back veranda.

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SES search for Coomera murder weapon