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)

Truck driver jailed over fatal Oak Beach crash in far north Qld that killed British tourist

ABC News Renee Cluff 6 March 2015

A far north Queensland court has heard a truck driver, who was yesterday convicted over a fatal crash, has racked up a string of traffic offences in the three years since the collision.
A District Court jury in Cairns found Carlos Martinez, 50, guilty of dangerous driving causing death over a head-on crash on the Captain Cook Highway at Oak Beach in 2011, which killed British tourist Simon Wilkinson.

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Biddeston shooting: Grandfather took own life after murdering grandson, daughter

ABC News 6 March 2015

Autopsies have confirmed that a grandfather shot himself after killing his young grandson and pregnant daughter at their home near Toowoomba earlier this week.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-06/biddeston-shootings-grandfather-took-own-life/6284866

Special court to review Eunji Ban case

Brisbane Times 5 March 2015

The Brisbane man accused of murdering South Korean woman Eunji Ban is expected to have his case heard by a mental health court soon.

Alex Reuben McEwan’s case was mentioned in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Duty lawyer Rosemary Gilbert said the 20-year-old’s matter is listed for hearing in Mental Health Court sittings that start on April 20.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/special-court-to-review-eunji-ban-case-20150305-13w37k.html

Toowoomba shootings: Boy’s post-mortem results could take six months

Brisbane Times 5 March 2015

Police investigating the deaths of three family members in a murder-suicide near Toowoomba say it could take six months before they determine how a seven-year-old boy died.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/toowoomba-shootings-boys-postmortem-results-could-take-six-months-20150305-13vx1r.html

Suspicious Death, Highgate Hill

QPS News 6 March 2015

Detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a 42-year-old man in Highgate Hill, early this morning.

Police were called to the address in Gladstone Road, Highgate Hill at around 12:30am. Upon arriving at the scene officers located the body of a recently deceased man.

A crime scene has been established and detectives from Dutton Park Criminal Investigation Branch are investigating.

There is no further information available at this time.

http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2015/03/06/suspicious-death-highgate-hill/

Other news:

Police investigating man’s death in Highgate Hill / Brisbane Times

Police investigating suspicious death after man’s body found in Brisbane’s inner south early today / The Courier Mail

Death investigation, Bribie Island

Qld Police Media March 5, 2015

Police are investigating the death of a 36-year-old Bribie Island man.
The unconscious man was transported to Caboolture Hospital around 9.40pm on February 26 from outside a Bribie Island address, and he passed away on March 4.
Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death continue.
Police are unable to provide further information at this stage.

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Fatal traffic crash, Palmview

Qld Police Media

A person has died in a two vehicle traffic crash in Palmview this morning.
Initial information suggests at 10.24am, a head-on collision between a sedan and four-wheel-drive occurred at the intersection of Frizzo Road and Palmview Drive.
The male driver and female passenger of the sedan, and the male driver and sole occupant of the four-wheel-drive were all transported to Nambour Hospital in a critical condition.
One person was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
Frizzo Road was closed but has reopened.
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.
There is no further information available at this time.

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Queensland Times