Category Archives: Physical evidence

Criminal evidence (inc. adhesive tape, rope, soil, trace evidence, fibres, textiles, dyes, poisons, fertilisers) in relation to homicide, suicide, sexual assault, break & enter, hit & run etc.
Includes explosives, IEDs (Improvised explosive devices) oil spills and comparisons, physical evidence examination

Detectives investigate crash at Tumbulgum last year where woman was killed

Gold Coast Bulletin April 28, 2016

HOMICIDE detectives are investigating a crash in Tumbulgum last year where a woman was killed after a car was allegedly driven into a river.
About 9.30pm on October 18 the silver 2004 model Nissan 300zx was driving along Tweed Valley Way before it left the road and crash into the Tweed River just past Riverside Drive.

Read more: http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/crime-court/detectives-investigate-crash-at-tumbulgum-last-year-where-woman-was-killed/news-story/f9deb0b9af0341312fa6bbbe2d4b8204

Baffling mystery to be probed in second inquest

Townsville Bulletin

A SECOND inquest will finally be held into one of North Queensland’s most baffling mysteries – the disappearance and presumed murder of a backpacker nearly 34 years ago.
Anthony “Tony” Jones from Western Australia vanished from Townsville on ­November 3, 1982, and was reported missing by his family eight days later on November 11 after he failed to meet his brother in Mount Isa.
The first inquest, held in 2002, found that Tony had likely been murdered but there has been no arrest or signs of the young man or his remains, prompting calls for the inquest to be reopened.

Read at source: http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/news/baffling-mystery-to-be-probed-in-second-inquest/news-story/8ab99b5f0942bdb460bb5875e53eb5a3

Fire forces evacuation of Gold Coast unit block at Labrador

ABC News Charmaine Kane, Michelle Rafferty and Elise Kinsella 27 April 2016

An apartment block was evacuated and one person was taken to hospital with smoke inhalation after a fire on the Gold Coast last night.

Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-27/police-probe-gold-coast-unit-fire-at-labrador/7362076

Gold Coast Bulletin April 28, 2016 Gold Coast police hunting four people seen on CCTV leaving Tallebudgera school before fire started
http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/crime-court/gold-coast-police-hunting-four-people-seen-on-cctv-leaving-tallebudgera-school-before-fire-started/news-story/dd962d05ebb8f5d682977c45e6258c0b

Body of Maurice Shutter surfaces in Lake Eacham 18 months after disappearance

ABC News Sharnie Kim 27 April 2016

Police have confirmed a body recovered from a far north Queensland lake last week is that of missing man Maurice Shutter.
Mr Shutter, 56, disappeared while paddling across Lake Eacham in an inflatable raft in November 2014, sparking a 26-day search of the popular swimming spot.
Police said the surfacing of the body after 18 months was very unusual, and the case would reshape their understanding of water searches.
Detective Inspector Geoff Marsh said the northern coroner made the identification on Wednesday, based on clothing and dental records as well as the post-mortem examination.

Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-27/body-found-lake-eacham-missing-man-maurice-shutter/7364082

Suspicious building fire, Nundah

QPS News 26 April 2016

Police are investigating a suspicious car fire in Nundah overnight.

Around 4.00am, emergency crews were called to a York Street unit block where a car was alight in the basement carpark.

The residents, of what is believed to be a block of ten units, where evacuated as a precaution.

The fire has been extinguished however the vehicle has been destroyed.

There was no structural damage to the building however a crime scene has been established as the fire is being treated as suspicious.

Investigations are continuing.

http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2016/04/26/suspicious-building-fire-nundah/

Suspicious fire, Tallebudgera

QPS News 26 April 2016

Police are investigating a suspicious fire that started last night at a school at Tallebudgera.

Shortly after 11pm emergency services attended the school on Tallebudgera Creek Road, where they found a building well alight.

Extensive damage has occurred to the building and a crime scene has been established as the fire is being treated as suspicious.

http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2016/04/26/suspicious-fire-tallebudgera/

Identity of north Qld lake body unknown

News.com.au AAP April 22, 2016

Forensic officers may need to use DNA testing to identify a man’s body found submerged in a north Queensland lake, police say.
A body was found submerged at Lake Eacham in the Atherton Tableland about 5.30pm on Thursday.
A guarded crime scene was set up at the popular lake by police overnight.

Read at source: http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/identity-of-north-qld-lake-body-unknown/news-story/f95c1b41709fdb32385aeb39314502d3