The Courier Mail David Murray, Kate Kyriacou May 24, 2013
POLICE have confirmed for the first time they believe Joan Ryther was initially attacked at the site where her body was found.
“At this stage the investigation would indicate that the victim was initially assaulted in Leichhardt St,” Detective Superintendent David Hutchinson said outside Logan police station.
He said that after a public appeal yesterday, police had located the person who had moved Ms Ryther’s McDonald’s cap in Leichhardt St.
But police “for elimination purposes” were still looking for a man in a yellow top who turned up at a Logan house asking to come inside on Tuesday night.
ABC News 24 May 2013
Police are continuing the hunt for the killer of a young pregnant woman at Logan, south of Brisbane.
The body of Joan Canino Ryther, 27, was found in the front yard of a Woodridge home on Wednesday morning.
Detective Superintendent Dave Hutchinson says she was bashed with a blunt object and raped.
Brisbane Times Marissa Calligeros May 23, 2013
Detectives have retraced the route slain McDonalds worker Joan Canino Ryther would have walked to work on Tuesday night, as her friends and coworkers prepare to hold a vigil in her memory.
The 29-year-old woman would have likely taken a shortcut from her Mayes Avenue home, through a local park, to the fast-food outlet on the corner of Leichhardt Street.
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Brisbane Times Marissa Calligeros May 23, 2013
A crying man, a person running, a woman yelling in a foreign language.
Logan residents have told police investigating the murder of 29-year-old Joan Canino Ryther of a series of unusual disturbances in the street where the slain McDonald’s worker lived.
ABC News 23 May 2013
Detectives are reviewing security video from businesses and homes near the scene of a brutal murder at Logan, south of Brisbane.
A woman, aged in her late 20s, was found partially clothed in the front yard of a home at 7:00am (AEST) yesterday, just a few hundred metres from the fast food restaurant where she worked.
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NLM Technical Bulletin 15 May 2013
WISER for Android 2.0 is now available and can be installed directly from the Google Play Store. Here’s a look at what’s new in this release.
WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.
WISER now fully integrates content from the Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) Web site. This integration includes:
- New hospital provider and preparedness planner profiles
- Acute care guidelines for six known mass casualty agents/agent classes
- The addition of a wealth of CHEMM reference material
- CHEMM Intelligent Syndrome Tool (CHEMM-IST), a new help identify tool designed to diagnose the type of chemical exposure after a mass casualty incident
Tutorials for WISER are available here
ABC News Leonie Mellor May 15, 2013
Queensland Police Union president Ian Leavers has told an inquest he does not believe he compromised an investigation into a police shooting death in Brisbane last year.
Jason Protheroe was fatally wounded in the backyard of a Bracken Ridge property in northern Brisbane in April last year.
Brisbane Times Bridie Jabour 15 May 2013
Police believe a party popper may be behind a bomb scare west of Brisbane.
The bomb squad was called in after a “suspicious device” wrapped in masking tape and with a fishing wire hanging from it was found at a Bunnings Warehouse construction site about 7am in Ipswich on Wednesday.