Category Archives: Forensic pathology

Coronial autopsies, Disaster victim identification, Mortuary practice, forensic histology, forensic odontology, forensic skeletal examination, forensic anthropology, ethics, Legislation (i.e. Coroners Act), evidence provided at courts/in trials (expert evidence) by pathologists, Deaths in custody.
Focus on Queensland content unless wide reaching consequences (i.e. Evidence challenged in court, changes in equipment/methodology, malpractice)

Stuck anchor fatal for fisho

Townsville Bulletin May 25, 2016

A CORONER has found a fisherman became tangled in fishing line and drowned off Cape Cleveland after his boat capsized while he was trying to pull up the anchor.
Glenn Anthony Wilson, 39, was found dead on July 26, 2013 floating face down near his capsized dory at Bowden Reef after spending the day fishing for coral trout.

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Brisbane traffic: Pacific Motorway gridlocked southbound after crash

The Courier Mail May 25, 2016

A MAN has died after being hit by a car in Brisbane’s west this morning.
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances where the 79-year-old man was hit by a car at Oxley at around 5.30am.

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One dead after boat capsizes off Qld coast AAP May 25, 2016

One man has died after a boat capsized off the north Queensland coast.
The vessel is believed to have overturned around 10.30am on Wednesday roughly 1.5km off Bowen Harbour, sparking an air and sea rescue.

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Suicide prevention advocates want federal candidates to show their cards on issue

ABC Sunshine Coast 24 May 2016

Suicide prevention advocates in south east Queensland have thrown support behind a national call for all federal candidates to declare what they will do to stem the staggering increase of suicides.

Tyson Taylor found guilty of murdering Brisbane referee Tony McGrath

ABC News 24 May 2016

Tyson John Taylor has been found guilty of both murder and attempted murder of Brisbane rugby league referee Tony McGrath.


Man killed in Inala, Brisbane hit and run

ABC News 25 May 2016

A man has been killed in a hit and run at Inala in Brisbane’s south-west.

Human remains found on Laidley West property, near Brisbane, yet to be identified

ABC News Matt Watson 24 May 2016

Police investigating the disappearance of a 44-year-old man have discovered human remains on a property, west of Brisbane.  The body was found in a lantana thicket on Saturday on a 31-acre property at Laidley West. Police were yet to confirm the identity of the remains, believed to be Darrell Simon who was reported missing in November 2014.

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