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

Ashleigh Humphrys hit-and-run: Owner of ‘dark sedan’ found dead

Brisbane Times Jorge Branco March 27, 2015

The driver of a car believed to have hit and killed 20-year-old Brisbane woman Ashleigh Humphrys has been found dead.
Police seized the dark sedan on Monday afternoon and questioned the driver but released him without charge.
On Friday morning police confirmed the 57-year-old man had died on Thursday in non-suspicious circumstances.

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Police believe they have the car that hit and killed 20-year-old Ashleigh Humphrys at the weekend

News.com.au Kate McKenna and Rose Brennan March 26, 2015

POLICE believe they have the car that hit and killed 20-year-old Ashleigh Humphrys but are waiting on tests before considering charges.
Investigations are ongoing into whether the driver knew he had struck the Seventeen Mile Rocks woman and police have said charges may not necessarily be laid.
Police say the man was driving through a series of roundabouts on his way to work when Ms Humphrys was hit.

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Queensland woman accused of trying to kill grandsons bailed

Brisbane Times AAP March 25, 2015

A woman accused of trying to kill her step-grandsons in a house fire has been released from custody almost three months after being granted bail.
The 58-year-old woman, who cannot be named, was given bail in early January after an appearance in Maroochydore Magistrates Court.
She is facing two counts of attempted murder and one of attempted arson over allegations she held the door closed after setting fire to the bedroom of two brothers, aged nine and 11, at Morayfield in early 2014.

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Women still find it tough to reach the top in science

The Conversation Sharon Bell 24 March 2015

Women are playing an increasing role in science today but there are still barriers that can prevent them from achieving success comparable to their male colleagues. This feeds the argument that there is a gender pay gap in earnings in science, although that doesn’t tell the full story of the challenges facing women scientists.

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Woman killed in hit-and-run may have been on road: police

ABC News 23 March 2015

A woman killed in a hit-and-run in inner Brisbane over the weekend may have been lying on the road, or on her hands and knees when she was struck, police say.  Police said she was hit while walking near the Western Freeway roundabout opposite Toowong Cemetery about 3:50am on Sunday.

Read more:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-23/brisbane-woman-killed-in-hit-and-run-at-toowong/6339710

Car seized over fatal hit-and-run in Brisbane

Fresh confession claim in McCulkin family murder mystery

ABC News 20 March 2015

One of Queensland’s most enduring murder mysteries has taken another dramatic twist with new claims the victim’s husband made a deathbed confession.

Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-20/fresh-confession-claim-in-mcculkin-family-murder-mystery/6336082

Homicide investigation, Pacific Haven (Howard)

QPS News 22 March 2015

Detectives have commenced a homicide investigation following the death of a 32-year-old woman this morning in Pacific Haven, north of Howard.  Initial investigations suggest just after 7am the woman’s body was located at a residence on Pacific Haven Drive.

Police attended the scene and established a crime scene.  A 34-year-old man was later taken into custody after being stopped by police in a vehicle south of Gympie and is continuing to assist police with their enquiries.

View at source:  http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2015/03/22/homicide-investigation-pacific-haven-howard/

Update – homicide investigation, Pacific Haven (Howard)