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)

Remains of soldiers killed in Vietnam to be brought back to Australia

ABC News 25 May 2015

The remains of 25 Australian soldiers are still overseas – one soldier lies in the Kranji War Cemetery in Singapore and the other 24 are buried in the Terendak Military Cemetery in Malaysia.

Australia had been working to reach an agreement with Malaysia for years with the help of the RSL, Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia and the Vietnam Veterans Federation.

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Fatal traffic crash, Tieri

QPS News 25 May 2015

A woman has died in a traffic crash near Tieri this afternoon.  At around 2pm a vehicle was travelling along Crinum Road, around 20km west of Tieri, when it rolled a number of times.

A 44-year-old woman died at the scene.  An 18-year-old woman was taken to Emerald Hospital with minor injuries.  The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

View at source:  http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2015/05/25/fatal-traffic-crash-tieri/

Leanne Hollands murder suspect Graham Stafford in bid to clear name

Courier Mail Thomas Chamberlin 23 May 2015

GRAHAM Stafford says he is prepared to go to trial again over the murder of schoolgirl Leanne Holland to clear his name, after unsuccessfully trying for 18 months to access a police review that found he was the only suspect.

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Family heartbroken Glen Duggan found not guilty of murdering Renee Todd

Courier Mail Brooke Baskin 22 May 2015

Glen Brian Duggan, 39, was jailed in the Supreme Court at Brisbane on Friday for nine years after a jury found him not guilty of Ms Todd’s murder and guilty instead of the lesser charge of manslaughter following a four-day trial.

Read more:  http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/family-heartbroken-glen-duggan-found-not-guilty-of-murdering-renee-todd/story-fntwpug1-1227365546097?from=public_rss

Flight logs show 2011 Grantham, Queensland floods man-made disaster

Sydney Morning Herald Kate Aubusson 25 May 2015

New evidence has emerged suggesting the monster floods that devastated Grantham four years ago was a man-made disaster that could have been avoided, 60 minutes reports.

Helicopter flight logs from the Nine News chopper add to a growing inventory of evidence that locals say was ignored by the commission set up to investigate the causes of the 2011 Queensland floods.

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Fatal traffic crash, Springsure

QPS News 24 May 2015

Forensic Crash Unit are investigating a single vehicle fatal traffic crash on the Dawson Highway.  The incident happened just before 6pm Saturday night, approximately 25 kilometers south of Springsure.

A 20-year-old Buckland man died at the scene.  A second man has been transported to the Emerald Hospital.  No further details are available at this stage.

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Man dies in tragic Tanah Merah Bobcat accident

The Courier Mail Chris Honnery May 22, 2015

A MAN has died under tragic circumstances following an incident with work machinery south of Brisbane this morning.
Paramedics and police are on scene at Pohon Drive, Tanah Merah after a man was killed while he was operating a Bobcat.
The man, believed to be in his 50s, is thought to have been caught between the Bobcat and the bucket and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Read at source: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/man-dies-in-tragic-tanah-merah-bobcat-accident/story-fnn8dlfs-1227364974717?from=public_rss