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

Daniel Morcombe’s killer Brett Peter Cowan loses appeal against his conviction for murder

ABC News 21 May 2015

The man jailed for killing Queensland schoolboy Daniel Morcombe has had his appeal against his conviction dismissed.
Brett Peter Cowan was in 2014 sentenced to life in prison with a non-parole period of 20 years for killing 13-year-old Daniel in 2003.
Cowan abducted Daniel while he waited for a bus on the Sunshine Coast.

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Cairns death house to be demolished in June

Brisbane Times Cameron Atfield May 20, 2015

Almost six months after eight children were brutally killed in Cairns just before Christmas last year, the home in which they perished will finally be demolished, to make way for a permanent memorial.
Raina Mersane Ina Thaiday, 37, faces eight murder charges over the deaths of three of her daughters, aged two, 11 and 12, four of her sons, aged five, six, eight and nine, and her 14-year-old niece.
Since the multiple homicide in the Murray Street home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on December 19, which shocked even the most seasoned of emergency responders, the house has remained standing.

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Cops add 3D laser to CSI toolbox

Gold Coast Bulletin Mackenzie Rain 18 May 2015

TWENTY minutes is all that it takes now to complete a forensic scan of a crime scene and it’s all thanks to CSIRO technology.  The Zebedee laser, a lightweight handheld 3D laser, is being used by Gold Coast forensic officers to map crime scenes.

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Appeal verdict reserved for man who dissolved wife’s body in wheelie bin acid bath

ABC News Kristina Harazim 15 may 2015

The Queensland Court of Appeal has reserved its decision regarding a Cairns man convicted of murdering his wife and dissolving her body in acid.

Klaus Julius Andres, 72, received a life sentence for the murder of Li Ping Cao, 42, in 2011.

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House fire, Lota

QPS News 16 May 2015

Police are investigating a house fire that occurred overnight in Lota.  No one was injured as a result of the fire, and investigators believe it is suspicious.

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Update, suspicious fires, Townsville

QPS News 15 May 2015

Police have charged a man following investigations into multiple fires in the Townsville CBD early this morning.

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Wife killer Klaus Andres who dissolved Li Ping Cao in acid to appeal against 2013 murder conviction

ABC News Renee Cluff 15 May 2015

The case of a 72-year-old far north Queensland man jailed for dissolving his wife’s body in a wheelie bin of acid is due to go before a Brisbane court today.
In 2013, Klaus Andres was jailed for life for killing his wife, Li Ping Cao, 42, in Cairns.
In the Supreme Court, Andres was convicted of murder and misconduct with a corpse.
He has admitted to dissolving his wife’s body in hydrochloric acid in 2011 and does not dispute his misconduct with a corpse conviction.
However, today in the Court of Appeal in Brisbane, he is due to challenge his murder conviction.
He claims his wife died accidentally during an argument between the pair and is expected to argue the judge erred in allowing a piece of evidence to be admitted at his trial.

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