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

1 William Street ‘tower of power’ fall death investigation continues

Brisbane Times 30 June 2015

A police investigation into how a French tourist fell to his death from Brisbane’s ‘tower of power’ continues as it becomes the second fatality linked to the urban explorer trend this year.

Police are treating the 21-year-old man’s death at the construction site of the state government’s 1 William Street CBD development as misadventure rather than suicide.

They’re dealing with the early theory he plummeted from a crane he was scaling for fun.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/1-william-street-tower-of-power-fall-death-investigation-continues-20150630-gi1qyr.html

CCNY researchers develop eco-friendly oil spill solution

(City College of New York 26 June 2015) City College of New York researchers led by chemist George John have developed an eco-friendly biodegradable green ‘herding’ agent that can be used to clean up light crude oil spills on water.

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Arson charge, Veradilla

QPS News 27 June 2015

A woman has been charged after a house was destroyed in Veradilla last night.  A 42-year-old woman was located at the scene and charged with one count of Arson. She is due to appear in the Gatton Magistrates Court on July 17.

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Suspicious house fire, Babinda

QPS News 27 June 2015

Detectives are investigating a suspicious house fire in Babinda during the early hours of this morning.  Just before 1am police and emergency services responded to reports of a house on fire on Boulders Road.

The premises was vacant at the time and no one was injured.  A crime scene has been established as police investigate.

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Suspicious house fire, Ipswich

QPS News 27 June 2015

Detectives are investigating a suspicious house fire in Ipswich this morning.

Just after 2am police and emergency services attended a residence in Keogh Street, West Ipswich after reports of a house fire.

The fire was extinguished and the house received some structural damage as result of the fire. The house was vacant at the time of the fire.

A crime scene has been declared and police and fire services are investigating the cause.

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Police await autopsy on Qld woman

The Australian 22 June 2015

POLICE hope an autopsy will help them piece together what happened to a woman found with neck injuries at a north Queensland home.

PARAMEDICS could not save the 39-year-old after being called to the property at Beaconsfield, near Mackay, on Friday night.

Police are treating the death as suspicious until foul play can be ruled out and the home remains a crime scene. A man who knew the woman was questioned by police and released without charge. “We anticipate the post mortem will be done over the next couple of days,” Detective Acting Inspector Jeremy Novosel has told reporters. “We’re certainly spoken to a lot of witnesses … we’re very reliant on forensic procedures to assist us.”

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/police-await-autopsy-on-qld-woman/story-fn3dxiwe-1227409108999

Blaze destroys iconic Waltzing Matilda Centre at Winton

Townsville Bulletin Ruth McCosker June 18, 2015

A COUNTRY town in Central West Queensland is devastated after their local museum was destroyed by fire early this morning.
A fire broke out at the Waltzing Matilda on Elderslie St, Winton at about 1.50am.
Fire crews from Winton as well as from Longreach, almost two hours away, attended the museum blaze.

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