Category Archives: Forensic radiology

Computed tomography, CT scans or x-rays used in lieu of (or to assist) post mortems.
Journal articles will include experimental studies, case studies.
EXCLUDES case studies where patient had a CT scan PRIOR to death.

Burnt torso: science, police work paints picture of victim

Brisbane Times Marissa Calligeros 17 April 2014

Detectives are relying on medical science to identify a man whose burnt, dismembered torso was found on the side of a rural Queensland last year.  Police are yet to determine whether a skull found last week in a pine tree plantation near Tin Can Bay, about 30 kilometres north of Cedar Pocket, belongs to the same victim.

Any DNA retrieved from the skull, which is being forensically examined at Brisbane’s John Tonge Centre, will be compared with DNA samples taken from the torso.

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Queensland Police trying to rule out links to known homicide or missing person cases after human remains found in Tin Can Bay forestry Kate McKenna  April 11, 2014

HUMAN remains have been found in a pine tree plantation near the seaside town of Tin Can Bay.
Police said they are treating the discovery as a “new investigation,” but inquiries are being made to establish or rule out links to known homicide or missing persons cases.
According to initial information, the remains were discovered by forestry workers on a clearing operation off Cooloola Coast Rd about 8am yesterday.
A land search and forensic examination of the scene is continuing, police said.

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Life After Death: Bruno Frohlich

National Geographic April 2014

Daniel Morcombe murder: Killer Brett Peter Cowan sentenced to life in prison with minimum non-parole period of 20 years

ABC News 14 March 2014

Brett Peter Cowan has been sentenced to life in jail with a minimum non-parole period of 20 years for the murder of Sunshine Coast teenager Daniel Morcombe.
Cowan was yesterday found guilty of murder, indecent treatment of a child and interfering with a corpse.

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Daniel Morcombe murder: Brett Peter Cowan guilty of killing Queensland teen [Compilation]

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Child sex offender Brett Peter Cowan has been found guilty of murdering Queensland teenager Daniel Morcombe
ABC News Francene Norton 13 March 2014

Daniel Morcombe verdict: Brett Peter Cowan’s criminal past
Brisbane Times Marissa Calligeros March 13, 2014

Daniel Morcombe murder investigation had systemic problems, former Queensland policeman says
ABC News Peter McCutcheon and John Taylor March 13, 2014

Daniel Morcombe murder trial: Detectives asked for cold case status in January 2010 PETER HALL March 14, 2014

Daniel Morcombe murder investigation: Police Commissioner defends decade-long investigation
Brisbane Times Marissa Calligeros March 14, 2014

Inside the police operation that brought Daniel Morcombe’s killer to justice
Sydney Morning Herald Stephanie Wood March 14, 2014


PLOS’ New Data Policy: Public Access to Data

PLOS Blogs Liz Silva 24 February 2014

Access to research results, immediately and without restriction, has always been at the heart of PLOS’ mission and the wider Open Access movement. However, without similar access to the data underlying the findings, the article can be of limited use. For this reason, PLOS has always required that authors make their data available to other academic researchers who wish to replicate, reanalyze, or build upon the findings published in our journals.

In an effort to increase access to this data, we are now revising our data-sharing policy for all PLOS journals: authors must make all data publicly available, without restriction, immediately upon publication of the article. Beginning March 3rd, 2014, all authors who submit to a PLOS journal will be asked to provide a Data Availability Statement, describing where and how others can access each dataset that underlies the findings. This Data Availability Statement will be published on the first page of each article.

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[Daniel Morcombe trial - Compilation]

Jury in Daniel Morcombe murder trial in Brisbane excused until Monday from hearing further testimony
ABC News 14 February 2014

Daniel Morcombe murder trial: remains covered twice by floods
Brisbane Times February 14, 2014 – 6:40AM

Hunt for Daniel Morcombe: court told how single black thread helped divers
Australian Associated Press 13 February 2014 17.48

Daniel Morcombe murder trial: DNA tests suggested bones belonged to Daniel
Brisbane Times February 13, 2014 – 2:43PM

Daniel Morcombe’s accused killer ‘led undercover police to crime scene’
The Australian February 13, 2014 12:14PM

Daniel Morcombe murder trial: police lay in wait as alleged killer visited site
Brisbane Times February 13, 2014 – 11:52AM

Day four of the trial of Brett Peter Cowan, aka Shaddo N-unyah Hunter, for the murder of Daniel Morcombe Brooke Baskin  February 13, 2014

DAY four of the trial of Brett Peter Cowan, also known as Shaddo N-unyah Hunter, for the murder of Daniel Morcombe. Follow our rolling coverage.
11.15am: Sgt Donna MacGregor, attached to the Brisbane police scientific unit, said some of the bone pieces were very fragile, especially a rib fragment that she found at the search site off Kings Rd.

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[Daniel Morcombe trial - compilation] 12-13 February 2014

Morcombe trial to hear more DNA evidence
The Sydney Morning Herald February 13, 2014 – 7:24AM February 12, 2014 6:03PM
BRISBANE TIMES February 12, 2014 – 10:25AM
Volunteers sifted soil for Daniel Morcombe’s remains
The Australian February 12, 2014 1:57PM
Human bones were Daniel’s, Qld jury told
The Sydney Morning Herald February 12, 2014

10 years later, the life and death of Daniel Morcombe

The Courier Mail December 06, 2013

DANIEL Morcombe, 13, went missing while waiting for a bus in 2003. It was almost eight years before his remains were found. Next year, a man will face trial charged with his murder.
In that time his name would become synonymous with the community’s efforts to protect children from harm. This is how his story unfolded.

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