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

Mystery witness comes forward in Sharron Phillips case

Queensland Times Andrew Korner, Adam Davies 31 May 2016

Police say they are confident of finding an answer to the murder mystery that has baffled them for more than 30 years.

A witness has come forward with new information that has led police to a culvert off Cobalt St at Carole Park, where digging equipment is being used to search for the remains of Sharron Phillips.

[Includes video of Q&A inteview with police investigator – 9 min 20 sec]

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Bruce Schuler murder: Stephen Struber, Dianne Wilson appeal against convictions

ABC News David Chen 31 May 2016

The Supreme Court in Townsville is hearing new evidence over the 2012 murder of Bruce Schuler, 48, near Cairns.  Stephen Struber and Dianne Wilson, both in their 50s, were last year found guilty of killing Mr Schuler on Palmerville Station.  A Senior Constable has been giving evidence this morning, revealing inconsistencies with tyre track measurements taken by police at the time.

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Sharron Phillips disappearance: Police excavate site at Ipswich, west of Brisbane

ABC News 31 May 2016

Police are excavating a site in Ipswich, west of Brisbane, in the hunt for the body of Sharron Phillips who disappeared 30 years ago.  Homicide detectives said it could take up to two weeks to dig up the site in Cobalt Street at Carole Park.

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Police to excavate land after receiving new information about suspected murder of Sharron Phillips  (Courier Mail Jack McKay 31 May 2016)

POLICE are digging in a stormwater drain for Sharron Phillips’ remains after a member of the public came forward with new information about her 1986 murder.

Det Insp Hansen the person told police that Sharron was murdered and her body left in the stormwater drain. The drain is a tunnel that runs 35m under the road.  Police expect to shift 100 cubic metres of soil.


Update – House fire, Arundel

QPS News 31 May 2016

Police have located a body at the scene of a house fire that occurred at Arundel last night.  Around 8.30pm, police and emergency services were called to a Central Street home.

Upon arrival, the house was found to be fully engulfed.  A body has been located inside the home but it has not been formally identified.

A crime scene has been declared and police and fire investigators will be attending to determine the cause of the fire.  Police investigations are continuing.

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House fire, Aurundel

Body found inside Arundel house destroyed by fire on Gold Coast  (ABC News)

Crime scene set up at Biloela house blaze

The Morning Bulletin Emma Clarke, Andrew Thorpe 29 May 2016

A CRIME scene has been declared at a Don St, Biloela residence after a house went up in flames shortly before 5.30pm today.

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Spouse facing trial for murder

Townsville Bulletin Samantha Healy 28 May 2016

THE husband accused of murdering his wife Julie Hutchinson and dumping her body has been committed to stand trial despite police being no closer to finding her remains.

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Suspicious fire, Loganlea

QPS News 28 May 2016

Police are investigating a suspicious fire at a residence in Neridah Street, Loganlea last night.

Initial investigations indicate emergency services were called to a fire in Neridah Street around 12.40am. Upon arrival the house was found to be fully engulfed with fire. The fire was extinguished however it was destroyed as a result of the fire.

The house had been unoccupied at the time.  Police are investigating reports that two people were seen leaving the address around the time of the incident.

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