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

Sister fights for killer to be brought to justice

The Toowoomba Chronicle Adam Davies

IN part two of The Chronicle’s Unsolved Crime series, we speak to the sister of murder victim Theresa Binge about her 12-year fight to have the mother-of-three’s killer brought to justice.
“I BET if my sister was a white girl murdered in Brisbane then her killer would have already been found and brought to justice.”
Those are the sentiments of Elizabeth “Lily” Bartholomew, who for the past 12 years has been fighting to see her sister’s killer brought to justice.
But she is not holding her breath.
Aboriginal mother-of-three Theresa Beatrice Binge, 43, was last seen alive drinking with a man around midday at the Royal Hotel in Goondiwindi on July 18, 2003.

Read more: http://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/sister-fights-killer-be-brought-justice/2749396/

Suicide doctor Karen Mahlo’s family call for judicial probe into new evidence

The Sydney Morning Herald Rory Callinan August 27, 2015

The family of a NSW doctor who died in a highly uncommon stabbing suicide have formally requested the Queensland Justice Department explain inconsistencies relating to an official investigation into her death and to consider new evidence.
A Fairfax Media investigation uncovered the inconsistencies and evidence in relation to the death of Dr Karen Mahlo​,​​ who was found dead with a kitchen knife in her chest in a bedroom at her Sunshine Coast home early on May 28, 2008.
Detectives took less than seven hours to​ ​conclude her death ​was ​a suicide despite the incidence of a woman doctor forcibly stabbing herself to death in the chest through her clothing being extraordinarily rare.
Two unsigned suicide notes were found printed out and left on her printer in her office and two knives and a box-cutter were found beside her bed.
No fingerprints were found on any of the knives or the notes.
Last year an inquest into her death led to a coroner finding that Dr Mahlo,​ 52, had suicided by stabbing herself in the chest and noting that she had previously tried to suicide the month before by taking an overdose of tablets.
The coroner made no reference to the effectiveness of the police investigation into her death.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/suicide-doctor-karen-mahlos-family-call-for-judicial-probe-into-new-evidence-20150821-gj4neq.html

 

Nurses murders a dark chapter in Toowoomba’s history

Toowoomba Chronicle Adam Davies

IN part four of The Chronicle’s Unsolved Crime series, we revisit the murder of Sydney nurses Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans and the high-profile inquest that was held in 2013.
THE murder of Sydney nurses Lorraine Ruth Wilson and Wendy Joy Evans in 1974 will forever be remembered as a dark chapter in Toowoomba’s history.
Almost 40 years after the women’s bodies were found in bushland near Murphys Creek, a coroner found a  gang of men connected through blood, marriage, booze, violence and a sordid appetite for sex were likely to be central to their deaths.
But no one was ever charged in relation to the shocking crime.
A high-profile inquest held in 2013 named seven persons of interest authorities believed were responsible or involved in the double homicide.

Read more: http://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/murphys-creek-nurses-murders-dark-chapter-our-hist/2755533/#/0

Taskforce Maxima arrest OMCG members for alleged extortion and violence charges

Qld Police Media 27 August 2015

Taskforce Maxima, State Crime Command today finalised Operation North Gulf 2 which targeted the criminal activities of a violent outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG).
On May 15 this year eight people were arrested for a range of serious criminal offences including torture, assault in company, extortion, grievous bodily harm, robbery and possession of drugs. This gang included ex-members of the Comancheros OMCG who claimed to be attempting to start up a chapter of the Rebels OMCG to be based in the western suburbs of Brisbane.
As result of recent investigations, a further eight men have arrested and charged with 58 serious criminal offences including grievous bodily harm, drug trafficking, arson of a home, arson of a vehicle, retaliation against a witness, extortion, assault occasioning bodily harm in company, threatening persons with firearm and recruiting persons to join a criminal organisation.

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Update 5 – Murder charge, Gatton

Qld Police Media 27 August 2015

Police have charged an 18-year-old Lockyer Waters man with murder following their investigations into the disappearance of 16-year-old Jayde Kendall from Gatton.
Earlier today the body of a girl, believed to be that of a teenager was located in Upper Tent Hill.
The 18-year-old man was charged with one count each of murder and misconduct with a corpse by interfering.
He is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Read at source

Brisbane Times news report 28 August 2015: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/jayde-kendall-missing-gatton-teens-body-found-friend-charged-with-murder-20150827-gj9j23.html

News.com.au report: http://www.news.com.au/national/school-friend-accused-of-murder-of-jayde-kendall/story-fncynjr2-1227502093260?from=public_rss

Two charged after house fire in Ipswich

Brisbane Times AAP 26 August 2015

Two men have been charged following a fire that severely damaged an Ipswich home.
The house was unoccupied at the time the fire broke out early on Wednesday but the size of the blaze forced surrounding homes to be evacuated, a Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said.
A 23-year-old Leichhardt man and 33-year-old North Ipswich man will face Ipswich Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Read at source: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/two-charged-after-house-fire-in-ipswich-20150826-gj7vc2.html

 

Homicide detectives search Gaven shed for clues on missing man Greg Dufty

Gold Coast Bulletin 25 August 2015

HOMICIDE detectives are staying tight-lipped as they scour a large work shed and vacant block for evidence relating to the mystery disappearance of Gold Coast man, Greg Dufty.

It’s been 50 days since anyone has heard from or seen the 37-year-old, who is suspected to have been murdered.

Police descended on the Gaven property yesterday with plans to search the area for the next two days.

http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/crime-court/homicide-detectives-search-gaven-shed-for-clues-on-missing-man-greg-dufty/story-fnje8bkv-1227497088859